Alatriste, Viridiana b. January 17, 1963 d. October 25, 1982 Actress. She began her career in the theater, appearing in "Annie es un tiro" with her mother, the actress Silvia Pinal, "La Fierecilla Domada," "Isabel de Inglaterra" and "Tartufo o el Impostor." In motion pictures she worked in "La Seducción" (1980) and "La Combi Asesina" (1982). On television, she appeared in series "Honrarás a los Tuyos" and "Mañana es Primavera." Her career was tragically ended by a car accident. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Panteón Jardín, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Allen, Henry Watkins [original burial site] b. April 29, 1820 d. April 22, 1866 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, Confederate Louisiana Governor. Henry Watkins Allen was born in Virginia. He was the son of physician Dr. Thomas Allen and Ann (Watkins) Allen. The family moved to Missouri in 1833 and he attended Marion College, in Philadelphia, Missouri for two years until he was 17. In 1837 he became a tutor on a plantation in Grand Gulf, Mississippi and after studying the law at night was admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1841. In 1842, he served in the Texas...[Read More] (Bio by: RosalieAnn) Mexico City National Cemetery, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: 114
Alonso, Cachirulo (Enrique) b. September 7, 1923 d. August 27, 2004 Actor, Playwright. He was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Born Enrique Fernández Tallaeche, he made his debut on stage in 1948 with the play "La Temporada del Recuerdo." But he is fondly remembered for his character "Cachirulo" that he played for the childrens' program for television "Teatro Fantástico" of which he also was producer and that runned for 1955 to 1961. Also he adapted several popular Mexican tales such as "Dos Tandas para un Boleto," "Chin, Chan Chun y las Musas del País," "El...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Panteón Jardines del Recuerdo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Alonso, Ernesto b. February 28, 1917 d. August 7, 2007 Actor, Filmmaker. Ernesto Ramírez Alonso (his full name) was considered one of the most important actors, producers and directors in the Golden Age of Mexican screen and television. After studying drama with the Blanch sisters and he debuted as a performer in the film "La Sandunga" (1937). His first success was in "Historia de un Gran Amor" (1942), along with Jorge Negrete and Gloria Marín. As his popularity grew director Luis Buñuel gave him major roles in three films, "Los Olvidados," "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Anguiano Galván, Juan José b. 1850 d. October 23, 1923 Mexican Folk Figure. A native of Zapotlán el Grande, Juan José Anguiano Galván came from a noble and numerous family which gave the Catholic Church four of its sons: two Franciscans and two diocesan priests. Being the last one of them to ordain as a diocesan in 1873, Juan was assigned to the parishes of Tepatitlán, San José de Gracia, Mexicaltzingo and El Sagrario Metropolitano. Moving to the Templo de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes of Guadalajara, Anguiano saw not only its restoration but most...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Templo de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Plot: Unmarked Location In The Sacristy.
Armendariz, Pedro b. May 9, 1912 d. June 18, 1963 Actor. Born in Churubusco, a suburb of Mexico City, and raised in Texas, he studied at California Polytechnic State University where he graduated with an engineering degree. He began his acting career at the stage in Mexico City, entering films there in 1935. During the next years he made 42 Spanish-language films, among them "Maria Candelaria" (1943) and "La Perla" (1947), becoming one of Mexico`s top film stars. His first American film was "The Fugitive" for RKO in 1947. Since then he...[Read More] (Bio by: Fritz Tauber) Panteón Jardín, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Avila, Bobby 'Beto' b. June 7, 1926 d. October 26, 2004 Major League Baseball Player. Three-time All-Star player in the USA, he won the American League batting title in 1954. Born Roberto Avila González in Veracruz, Mexico, he began his career in 1947 with the Mexican League's Pueblo Pericos where he batted .346 and was one of the first Mexican players to come to the USA playing second base for the Cleveland Indians from 1949 to 1958 and later was with the Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Braves and Boston Red Sox during his 11 seasons in the major...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Cause of death: Complications of diabetes San Pedro & San Pablo Church Columbarium, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Mexico Plot: Columbarium niche
Blanch, Anita b. July 26, 1910 d. April 24, 1983 Actress. She was born in Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana, Spain) and died in México D.F. (México). She and her sister founded a stage company, touring for Argentina, Venezuela and finally Mexico, where they stablished. She also appeared in cinema and television. She is best remembered in works such as El Conde de Montecristo (1942), La Virgen Roja (1943), La Barraca (1945), Canción de Cuna (1953), La Faraona (1955), La Torre de Marfil (1957), Ave sin Nido (1969), Mujercitas (1972), El Hombre del...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Panteón Jardín, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: A.N.D.A. Section
Bocanegra, Francisco Gonzalez b. January 8, 1824 d. April 11, 1861 Poet. He was born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. In 1827, the González family moved to the port of Cádiz, Spain. In 1836, they returned to San Luis Potosí, Mexico where Francisco spent time working at his father’s commerce business. In 1846 he moved to Mexico City, began publishing his first poems and became a member of the Letrán Academy. Bocanegra also worked as a theater censor and was appointed director of the official newspaper. In 1850 he founded and served as president of Hidalgo...[Read More] (Bio by: SCG) Panteón Civil de Dolores, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres
Bonetto, Felice b. June 9, 1903 d. November 21, 1953 Auto Race Car Driver. An prewar Alfa Romeo sports car driver, he had an opportunity in the inmediate postwar period with the Cisitalia team. He drove briefly for Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. In 1952-53 he drove for Maserati doing a full Formula 1 program before his fatal crash at Mexico driving a Lancia during the Carrera Panamericana. (Bio by: 380W) Panteón Civil de Dolores, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Borlaug, Dr. Norman Ernest b. March 25, 1914 d. September 12, 2009 Scientist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1970 for his work in developing new wheat varieties with markedly higher yields and other agricultural innovations in the developing world. He is considered the father of the "green revolution" because of his role in developing high-yield crop varieties which many experts credit with averting global famine during the second half of the 20th century. Said to have saved up to one billion lives by doubling world food production. In India and Pakistan...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Norman E. Borlaug Monument, Sonora, Mexico
Cantinflas (Fortino Mario Moreno Reyes) b. August 12, 1911 d. April 20, 1993 Actor, Comedian. Known universally by the name "Cantinflas," Charlie Chaplin referred to him as the 'funniest man in the world.' He was the second of 15 brothers born to a poor family. In his youth he had to work as a shoemaker, cab driver, bull fighter and on occasions had to help his father, a mailman, deliver the mail. He began to study Medicine in order to please his family but promptly left it behind. He was in the military and a professional boxer before trying his hand as a dancer and...[Read More] (Bio by: Debbie) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: With ashes of his wife, Valentina Ivanova.
Capilla, Joaquin b. December 23, 1928 d. May 8, 2010 Olympic Athlete. Born Joaquin Capilla Pérez, he was Mexico's foremost diving athlete and top Olympic-medal recipient. In 1948, at the Olympic Games London, he won the bronze medal for platform diving at age 19 and a silver medal for platform at the 1952 Olympic Games Helsinki. At the 1956 Olympic Games Melbourne, Australia, he won a bronze medal for springboard diving and a gold medal for the platform. He also won four gold medals in the springboard and platform at the Pan American Games, in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Carrillo, Álvaro b. December 2, 1919 d. April 3, 1969 Composer, Singer. Born in Cacahuatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, he began his career as composer and triumphed with his song "Sabor a Mí" all around the world. He wrote more than 300 songs, such as "Amor Mío," "Celia," "Sabrá Dios," "Luz de Luna," "El Andariego," "Seguiré Mi Viaje," and "Se Te Olvida." They have been performed by artists including Lucho Gatica, José José, Los Panchos, and Javier Solis. He died along with his wife in a car accident. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Panteón Jardín, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Carrington, Leonora b. April 6, 1917 d. May 25, 2011 Artist. One of her generation's premier Surrealist painters, she also achieved renown as a sculptor and novelist. Born to wealth and high position, she apparently had artistic ambitions from early childhood but was pushed by her father into a conventional education. Though bright, she was possessed of a rebellious nature that led to a succession of convent school expulsions; with her mother's intervention she was finally able to study painting in Florence, Italy before returning to England...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cementerio Ingles en México, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico