Antonio Aguilar

Ranchera, Musical Artist

1919 – 2007

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Who was Antonio Aguilar?

Antonio Aguilar Barraza, nicknamed "El Charro de México", was a Mexican singer-songwriter, film actor, film producer, and screenwriter.

During his career, he made over 150 albums, which sold 25 million copies, and made 167 movies. Aguilar was best known for singing traditional Mexican folk songs and ballads as well for his participation in rural-themed films concerning the rural themes, often about the Mexican Revolution. He won the Premio ACE for Best Actor for his eponymous role in the epic film, Emiliano Zapata. Aguilar was also awarded with the Special Golden Ariel in 1997 for his invaluable contribution and spreading of Mexican cinema.

Aguilar married Flor Silvestre, a popular singer and actress, in 1959. They had two sons, Antonio Aguilar Jr. and Pepe Aguilar, who also ventured into the film and music industries. Collectively, Aguilar's family is known as "La Dinastía Aguilar".

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Born
May 17, 1919
Villanueva
Also known as
  • José Pascual Antonio Aguilar Márquez Barraza
  • Atonio Aguilar y Antonio Aguilar
  • Toni Aguilar
  • Tony Aguilar
  • El Charro de Mexico
  • José Pascual Antonio Aguilar Márquez-Barraza
  • El Charro de México
  • Antonio Aguilar Barraza
  • The Horseman of Mexico
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Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Mexico
Profession
Lived in
  • Zacatecas
Died
Jun 19, 2007
Mexico City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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