Germán Valdés

Comedian, Film actor

1915 – 1973

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Who was Germán Valdés?

Germán Genaro Cipriano Gomez Valdés Castillo, better known as Tin-Tan, was an actor, singer and comedian who was born in Mexico City but was raised and began his career in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. He often displayed the pachuco dress and employed pachuco slang in many of his movies, some with his brothers Manuel "El Loco" Valdés and Ramón Valdés. He made the language of the Mexican American pachucos famous in Mexico. A "caló" based in Spanglish, it was a mixture of Spanish and English in speech based on that of Mexican immigrants.

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Born
Sep 19, 1915
Mexico City
Also known as
  • German Valdes
  • Germán Genaro Cipriano Gomez Valdés Castillo
  • Germán Valdés Tin-Tan
  • German Valdes 'Tin Tan'
  • German Valdez Tin Tan
  • German Valdes 'Tin-Tan'
  • Germán Valdés Tin Tan
  • Tin-Tan
  • Germán 'Tin Tan' Valdés
  • German Valdez 'Tin Tan'
Siblings
Children
Nationality
  • Mexico
Profession
Lived in
  • Mexico City
Died
Jun 29, 1973
Mexico City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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