Pascual Antonio Aguilar Barraza
Date of Birth: 05/17/1919
Place of birth: Villanueva
Author: Elena Murzina
Pascual Antonio Aguilar Barraza born May 17, 1919 in the small town of Villanueva in the state of Zacatecas, Central Mexico. Parents Antonio, Angela and Jesus, had seven children. Little boy next actor lived on an old hacienda, which was built in 1596 in the small town Tayyaua 35 km from Villanueva. Aguilar family owned the estate since the beginning of the 19th century.
Antonio Aguilar`s acting career started relatively late, in 1952, at the height of the Mexican cinema. It is believed that Aguilar has made a major contribution to the popularization charrerii, traditional Mexican rodeo, among the international audience. He was the first artist whose performances during the tour by the United States and Latin America were an explosive mixture of concert and rodeo. Aguilar records include 167 movies, which allows fans to compare Antonio Aguilar with such honored veterans of American Westerns, as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. In addition, in the cowboy movies Aguilar certainly was a romantic storyline. Examples of his best films can serve as `Crazy pulya` (Bala Perdida) and` `Black Horse Agat` (Caballo Prieto Azabache). Through cinema image Charro, fellow American cowboys, was strongly idealized and acquired traits sort of a Mexican Robin Hood who can not bear to pass by someone else`s misfortune. Of course, this cultural phenomenon and has personal merit Antonio Aguilar.
In 1969, Antonio, was wildly popular in his homeland, was offered a small role in the American western Nepobezhdennye` `(The Undefeated) with John Wayne and Rock Hudson in the lead roles. He agreed.
For outstanding contribution to the recording industry, Antonio Aguilar received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. In gratitude for the work of Aguilar in the film and sound recordings, the artist was honored leave handprints and a star with his name on the Paseo de las Luminarias, the Mexican equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located in Mexico City.
Aguilar`s musical career began in 1950, when 30-year-old actor wrote the first record. In just a few decades, Aguilar released more than 150 albums, selling over 25 million copies, and his performance has always collected a full house. Especially love the audience enjoyed corridos, Mexican epic ballad and composition `Gabino Barrera`,` Caballo Prieto Azabache`, `Albur de Amor` and` Un Pu & # 241; o De Tierra` remained for the Mexican audience hits at all times. Due to hit Antonio `Triste Recuerdo` in the 80s of the 20th century there was a revival of another genre of traditional Mexican music - Tambora (from the Spanish` tambora`, percussion instrument, similar in sound to a large bowl.). Until today, Aguilar is the only Spanish-speaking artist who six nights in a row collected full concert hall Madison Square Garden in New York.
Antonio was married to actress Fleur Silvestre (real name Guillermina Jimenez). The younger of their two sons, Jose `Pepe` Aguilar, became one of the most popular contemporary Mexican singers. Elder son of parents named in honor of his father - Antonio Aguilar Jr.
June 18, 2007 the doctor announced that 88-year-old Antonio Aguilar, sick with pneumonia, is in critical condition, and his body no longer responds to treatment. He died on the evening of June 19th. At a memorial service attended by hundreds of people grieving. outstanding actor`s body was buried in a cemetery not far from the family ranch.