Antonio Aguilar

Submitted by on Oct 28, 2015

Pascual Antonio Aguilar Barraza

During his career, he has released more than 150 albums with a total circulation of 25 million copies, and has starred in 167 films.

Author: Elena Murzin

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 future artist lived in 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 an international audience. He was the first artist whose performances during a tour of the United States and Latin America were the explosive mixture of concert and rodeo. Aguilar’s track record includes 167 films, allowing fans to compare Antonio Aguilar with such honored veterans of American Westerns like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Also in cowboy movies Aguilar was necessarily the romantic storyline. Examples of his best films can serve as a ‘stray bullet’ (Bala Perdida) and ‘horse’ Black Agate ‘(Caballo Prieto Azabache). Through cinema image Charro, fellow American cowboys, was strongly idealized and acquired traits sort of Mexican Robin Hood who can not safely drive past someone else’s misfortune. Of course, this cultural phenomenon and has personal merit Antonio Aguilar.

In 1969, Antonio, was wildly popular at home, offered a small role in American westerns ‘Undefeated’ (The Undefeated) with John Wayne and Rock Hudson in the lead roles. He agreed.

For the 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 actor 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 recorded the first record. For several decades, Aguilar has released more than 150 albums, selling over 25 million copies, and his performances always had full houses. The audience enjoyed a special love corridos, Mexican epic ballads and compositions ‘Gabino Barrera’, ‘Caballo Prieto Azabache’, ‘Albur de Amor’ and ‘Un Pu & # 241; o De Tierra’ left for the Mexican audience hits of all time. Due to hit Antonio ‘Triste Recuerdo’ in 80 years

20th century there was a revival of another genre of traditional Mexican music – Tambora (from the Spanish. ‘tambora’, a percussion instrument, similar in sound to a large drum). Until today, Aguilar is the only Hispanic artist to six nights in a row had 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, one of the most popular contemporary Mexican singers. Parents eldest son was named after his father – Antonio Aguilar Jr.

June 18, 2007 the doctor announced that 88-year-old Antonio Aguilar, ill with pneumonia, is in critical condition, and his body no longer responds to treatment. He died on the evening of June 19. At a memorial service attended by hundreds of grieving people. The body of a prominent actor was buried in the cemetery not far from the family ranch.

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