Pedro Infante

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About Pedro Infante

Dubbed the King of the Bolero, Pedro Infante was an iconic actor/singer of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, recording more than 350 songs in mariachi, ranchera, and other styles. ∙ After receiving years of formal music training throughout his childhood, Infante joined his first ranchera band as a singer at age 16. ∙ A few years after becoming a popular actor, he released his debut album, El Soldado Raso, in 1943. ∙ In the 1951 film Full Speed Ahead, he sang the famous bolero “Bésame Mucho,” notable for being the only English-language recording of his career. ∙ The 2019 musical comedy film Como caído del cielo featured a fictionalized version of a reincarnated Infante.

Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
November 18, 1917

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