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.
HOMETOWNMazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
BORNNovember 18, 1917