Biography of Jorge Negrete (1911-1953)

Singer and Mexican actor, prototype of charro, born in Chihuahua, on 30 November 1911 and died in Los Angeles (United States) on December 5, 1953. His personal appeal and his unmistakable voice him elevated to the category of myth of music Mexican, no doubt on his motion picture appearances and their tumultuous sentimental relationship with known stars of the moment, like also actress María Félix.

In a Mexico that still suffers from the after-effects of civil clashes of the revolution, the patriotic style of the songs of Jorge Negrete, in which the typical values of virility, value, family, etc., is extolled gelled in a society's myths about those who reconstruct a national identity. Jorge made his debut in cinema in 1936, the first film of a series of thirty-eight in which intervened, popularizing the genre called comedy station-wagon, embodying a man virile, risky and conqueror. He/She worked in some co-productions and Spanish films: Jalisco sings in Seville (1949) and Teatro Apolo (1950). His films include the blowhard (1938), a (1941) love story, Canaima (1945), if Adelita went with another (1948), two types of care (1953), or the Rapture (1953).Popular songs like La Feria De Las Flores, Jalisco, there in the large Rancho and Las Mañanitas, which already form part of the identifying culture of the Central American country, opening up a school whose highest representatives are Aceves Mejía and Pedro Infante.


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