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
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
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
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 premiere 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
Cernuda, Luis b. September 21, 1902 d. November 5, 1963 Noted Spanish-born poet. He fled to England, and ultimately Mexico, to escape the fascism in Spain. Among his books of poems: "Los Placeres Prohibidos", "Donde Habite el Olvido", "La Realidad y el Deseo", and "Como Quién Espera el Alba." He is buried in Panteón Jardín, City of Mexico. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Panteón Jardín, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: Sección C, Fila 4, Tumba 48
Chavez, Carlos b. June 13, 1899 d. August 2, 1978 Composer. He was highly percussive in the synthesized elements of Mexican, Indian and Spanish-Mexican influence. Trained primarily as a pianist, he developed much of his compositional skills from mostly independent instructors. Coming of age at the close of the Mexican revolution, he renewed cultural nationalism investigation of indigenous Indian cultures, native folk elements and dance forms to 20th Century Mexican music. A master of orchestration and compositional structure, he wrote over a...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Panteón Civil de Dolores, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Coronado, Francisco Vazquez de b. 1510 d. September 22, 1554 Western Explorer. Born in Salamanca, Spain, in 1535, as a Conquistador, he sailed to the New World and settled in Mexico City. In 1540, he led one of the earliest an expeditions into the Southwest of the United States. The expedition totaling nearly one thousand searched the soils of Texas for deposits of gold, silver and other treasures. He also traveled as far north as Kansas, into the Arizona area visiting a number of Hopi villages, followed the Colorado River and became the first European...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Santo Domingo Church, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Cortes, Hernando b. 1485 d. 1547 Spanish Conquistador. He claimed Mexico for Spain, conquering the Aztecs. Born in Medellin, Spain, to a family of minor nobility, Cortéz decided to pursue a career in the newly discovered New World. He initially went to Hispaniola and later to Cuba, where in 1511, he took part in the Spanish Conquest of Cuba by Diego Velazquez de Cuellar. When Velazquez was made Governor of Cuba, he made Cortéz an Alcalde (Magistrate) of the second town to be established on Cuba. Velazquez later learned of...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Church of Jesus of Nazareth, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
De la Peña, Ernesto b. November 21, 1917 d. September 10, 2012 Author. Among his works are "Las estratagemas de Dios" ( Xavier Villaurrutia prize 1988), "El indeleble caso de Borelli", "Las controversias de la fé" and "La rosa transfigurada". He was awarded the National Prize of Sciences and Arts in linguistics in 2003 and the Gold Medal of Fine Arts in 2007, and was a full member of the Mexican Academy of Language. He also was awarded International Menéndez Pelayo prize in 2012. (Bio by: Errete) Iglesia de la Emperatriz de America (La Bola), Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: CREMATED in the Panteón Francés de San Joaquín and ashes deposited at this place.
De Lille, Pedro b. June 19, 1899 d. October 1, 1964 A pioneer of Mexico broadcasting, Pedro is recognized as a leading figure in the history of radio and television in Mexico. Pedro memorably served as the urbane and witty host of "La Hora Azul", ("The Blue Hour"), introducing many of the most popular entertainers of the day, especially Agustin Lara, (who Pedro dubbed "The Musical Poet"), and Juan Arvizu, Pedro Vargas, Tona Le Negra, and [Read More] (Bio by: James Burke) Panteón Jardín, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico