Mexican Actor

Alfonso Arau

  • Jan 11, 1932 (age 88)
  • 5' 9" (1.75 m)
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2018
Malacopa
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MovieSep 21, 2018

Malacopa

An architect solves his problems by getting drunk and creating an …
An architect solves his problems by getting drunk and creating an alter ego.
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2017
Coco
MovieOct 20, 2017

Coco

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on …
Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
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2012
I Heart Shakey
MovieJun 29, 2012

I Heart Shakey

This is a family film about a thirty-five-year-old widower named …
This is a family film about a thirty-five-year-old widower named J.T. O'Neil, his precocious ten-year-old daughter, and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago, and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is forced to try and get rid of his lovable pooch, Shakey, and Chandler won't have it, and hatches a plan to keep Shakey and teach J.T. a valuable lesson about loyalty and the importance of keeping family together.
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2011
The Treasure Hunt: A Chad, Matt & Rob Interactive Adventure
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MovieJan 26, 2011

The Treasure Hunt: A Chad, Matt & Rob …

Three friends get tangled up …
Three friends get tangled up in the hunt for a long lost treasure.
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2010
The Trick in the Sheet
MovieApr 17, 2010

The Trick in the Sheet

1905, the cinematograph has …
1905, the cinematograph has reached Southern Italy, and casts fear among the people to whom it seems a devilish trick. They call it "o 'imbroglie din t'o lenzuolo" - "The Trick in the Sheet", as white sheets were used for screening.
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2007
The Dead One
MovieFeb 26, 2007

The Dead One

Trapped in a purgatory between this world and the next, 21 …
Trapped in a purgatory between this world and the next, 21-year-old Diego wanders the streets of L.A. in search of a human sacrifice for the vicious Aztec gods that control his soul. But the sacrifice they want is Maria, his own girlfriend. The Dead One is the story of Diego's fight against the dark gods for his soul...and for the soul of the woman he loves.
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2004
Zapata: El sueño de un héroe
MovieApr 27, 2004

Zapata: El sueño de un héroe

A look at the life of Mexican …
A look at the life of Mexican Revolution Hero Emiliano Zapata.
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2003
A Painted House
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MovieApr 27, 2003

A Painted House

A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to …
A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in ...
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2002
The Magnificent Ambersons
MovieJan 13, 2002

The Magnificent Ambersons

The spoiled rotten and utterly …
The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left ...
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2000
Picking Up the Pieces
MovieMay 26, 2000

Picking Up the Pieces

Woody Allen plays Tex, a …
Woody Allen plays Tex, a kosher butcher. Sharon Stone plays his unfaithful wife Candy. Tex catches Candy in the act and in a fit of rage he kills her. To conceal his crime he cuts up her body and buries it in the desert in New Mexico. However, when her hand surfaces, a blind woman trips over it and it restores her sight. The hand is then considered to be the "hand of the Virgin." Despite the church's fallen priest objecting, the ambitious mayor of the town creates an international three-ring circus of miracle-seekers, TV crews, and born-again local prostitutes all interested in the hand. All of this goes on while Tex is desperately trying to recover the hand before the sheriff finds it and uses it as evidence against him.
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Committed
MovieJan 21, 2000

Committed

The plot of "Committed" is centered around the story of an …
The plot of "Committed" is centered around the story of an intense young woman, played by Graham, whose husband leaves her in order to find himself. She then follows him cross-country and when she catches up with him, complications arise.
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1995
A Walk in the Clouds
MovieMay 27, 1995

A Walk in the Clouds

A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a …
A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.
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1994
Best Foreign Film
Nomination1994

Best Foreign Film

Nominated for "Like Water for Chocolate".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Film Not in the English Language
Nomination1994

Best Film Not in the English Language

Nominated for "Like Water for Chocolate".
BAFTA Award
Best Foreign Film
Nomination1994

Best Foreign Film

Nominated for "Like Water for Chocolate".
Australian Film Institute Award
1993
Best Spanish Language Foreign Film
Nomination1993

Best Spanish Language Foreign Film

Nominated for "Like Water for Chocolate".
Goya Award
1992
Like Water for Chocolate
MovieApr 16, 1992

Like Water for Chocolate

In a forgotten Mexico village …
In a forgotten Mexico village Tita and Pedro fall in love, but their marriage is forbidden as to traditions. Mother Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life - no youngest daughter has ever married and her daughter will not be the first to break tradition. Tita's heart breaks when her mother offers Pedro her sister instead of her, and he accepted it just to live near Tita- he says. Now they live in the same house, and mother Elena cannot forbid their love as she did their marriage.
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Best Director
Nomination1992

Best Director

Nominated for "Like Water for Chocolate".
Ariel Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Nomination1992

Best Foreign Language Film

Nominated for "Like Water for Chocolate".
Golden Globe Award
Best Director
Award1992

Best Director

Won award for "Like Water for Chocolate".
Ariel Award
1988
Camino largo a Tijuana
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MovieDec 17, 1988

Camino largo a Tijuana

Juan (Armendariz) lives in a …
Juan (Armendariz) lives in a trash depository in Mexico City. He knows Lila (Pereyra), a drug addict rich girl who reminds him of his long lost daughter. Lila is kidnapped by drug dealers and Juan feels responsible for her. He takes the long way to Tijuana to rescue Lila.
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Where the Hell's That Gold?
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MovieNov 13, 1988

Where the Hell's That Gold?

In 1895, outlaws Cross and …
In 1895, outlaws Cross and Boone are forced to take Mexican authorities to their loot. They travel there on a train full of dynamite with a group of prostitutes. Mexican rebels, Indians, and Wells Fargo Agents are all after them.
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Stones for Ibarra
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MovieJan 29, 1988

Stones for Ibarra

A couple moves to a small Mexican town called Ibarra. They help …
A couple moves to a small Mexican town called Ibarra. They help open a local mine which brings new life to the town and the local ways help the two of them find peace they were missing.
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1987
Walker
MovieDec 4, 1987

Walker

An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th …
An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.
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Best Original Screenplay
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Nomination1987

Best Original Screenplay

Nominated for "Chido Guan, el tacos de oro".
Ariel Award
1986
Three Amigos
MovieDec 10, 1986

Three Amigos

Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform …
Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
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Chido Guan, el tacos de oro
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MovieMay 15, 1986

Chido Guan, el tacos de oro

Chido Guan, el tacos de oro released.
1985
227
TV ShowSep 14, 1985

227

227 is an American sitcom television series that …
227 is an American sitcom television series that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 6, 1990. The series stars Marla Gibbs as Mary Jenkins, a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife, and lower-floor neighbors Sandra Clark and Pearl Shay.
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1984
Romancing the Stone
MovieMar 24, 1984

Romancing the Stone

Joan Wilder, a mousy romance novelist, receives a treasure …
Joan Wilder, a mousy romance novelist, receives a treasure map in the mail from her recently murdered brother-in-law. Meanwhile, her sister Elaine is kidnapped in Colombia and the two criminals responsible demand that she travel to Colombia to exchange the map for her sister. Joan does, and quickly becomes lost in the jungle after being waylayed by Zolo, a vicious and corrupt Colombian cop who will stop at nothing to obtain the map. There, she meets an irreverent soldier-of-fortune named Jack Colton who agrees to bring her back to civilization. Together, they embark upon an adventure that could be straight out of Joan's novels.
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1981
Mojado Power
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MovieDec 4, 1981

Mojado Power

Mojado Power (Spanish: El mojado remojado) is a 1981 Mexican …
Mojado Power (Spanish: El mojado remojado) is a 1981 Mexican comedy film directed by and starring Alfonso Arau. The film was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 54th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
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1980
Used Cars
MovieJul 11, 1980

Used Cars

When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to …
When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
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1975
Tívoli
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MovieJun 26, 1975

Tívoli

Tívoli is a 1974 Mexican comedy-drama film directed by …
Tívoli is a 1974 Mexican comedy-drama film directed by Alberto Isaac and starring Alfonso Arau, Pancho Córdova, Lyn May and Carmen Salinas. Loosely based on the true story of the last days of the Tívoli, an infamous variety theatre which had its heyday in the 1940s and early 1950s in Mexico City, the film, as its opening text claims, rather than give an historical account, aspires to evocate, in a nostalgic and humorous way, the atmosphere of the lively nightlife of that period, "which has disappeared forever." Interweaved with burlesque performances with colorful costumes and sets, seductive stripteases and comedic variety acts, the film's main plot tells how a plan to tear down the theater by politicians, city officials, and property developers is met with resistance by the entertainers.
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Posse
MovieJun 4, 1975

Posse

A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite …
A tough marshal with political ambitions leads an elite posse to capture a notorious criminal. He succeeds, but instead of cheering him, the public turns against him.
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Laura Esquivel
Marriage1975

Laura Esquivel

Laura Esquivel (born September 30, 1950) is a Mexican …
Laura Esquivel (born September 30, 1950) is a Mexican novelist, screenwriter and a politician who serves in the Chamber of Deputies (2012-2018) for the Morena Party. Her first novel Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) became a bestseller in Mexico and the United States, and was later developed into an award-winning film.
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1974
Inspector Calzonzin
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MovieMay 2, 1974

Inspector Calzonzin

In a small town, the crooked local officials find out that a federal …
In a small town, the crooked local officials find out that a federal government inspector is coming, then Calzonzín (Alfonso Arau) , a poor peasant suffers from a case of "mistaken identity" when the local officials believe that he is the inspector sent by the federal government.
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1973
Best Actor
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Nomination1973

Best Actor

Nominated for "Nest of Virgins".
Ariel Award
1972
Nest of Virgins
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MovieNov 30, 1972

Nest of Virgins

Nest of Virgins is a 1972 drama comedy film written and …
Nest of Virgins is a 1972 drama comedy film written and directed by Alberto Isaac.
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Run, Cougar, Run
MovieOct 18, 1972

Run, Cougar, Run

In Utah, the idyllic existence of a mountain lion family is …
In Utah, the idyllic existence of a mountain lion family is threatened when tourists, bent on sport-hunting cougars, make their appearance.
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Best Screenplay For Cinema
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Nomination1972

Best Screenplay For Cinema

Nominated for "El águila descalza".
Ariel Award
Best Original Story
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Nomination1972

Best Original Story

Nominated for "El águila descalza".
Ariel Award
Best Actor
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Award1972

Best Actor

Won award for "El águila descalza".
Ariel Award
Best Original Story
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Award1972

Best Original Story

Won award for "El águila descalza".
Ariel Award
Best Screenplay For Cinema
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Award1972

Best Screenplay For Cinema

Won award for "El águila descalza".
Ariel Award
Best Actor
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Nomination1972

Best Actor

Nominated for "El águila descalza".
Ariel Award
Best Director
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Nomination1972

Best Director

Nominated for "El águila descalza".
Ariel Award
1971
El águila descalza
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MovieDec 8, 1971

El águila descalza

The Barefoot Eagle is a 1971 comedy-crime film written by …
The Barefoot Eagle is a 1971 comedy-crime film written by Alfonso Arau, Emilio Carballido, Pancho Córdova, & Héctor Ortega and directed by Alfonso Arau.
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Scandalous John
MovieJun 22, 1971

Scandalous John

A crotchety old ranch owner fights to be able to live his life the …
A crotchety old ranch owner fights to be able to live his life the way he wants to, and not the way other people--and the law--tell him he has to.
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1970
El Topo
MovieDec 18, 1970

El Topo

A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western …
A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.
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Paraíso
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MovieOct 8, 1970

Paraíso

Paraíso ("Paradise") is a 1970 Mexican film. It was directed …
Paraíso ("Paradise") is a 1970 Mexican film. It was directed by Luis Alcoriza.
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1969
El aviso inoportuno
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MovieOct 23, 1969

El aviso inoportuno

The misadventures of two brothers in their hard search of a …
The misadventures of two brothers in their hard search of a decent job in Mexico City
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The Wild Bunch
MovieMay 1, 1969

The Wild Bunch

It's 1913, and the "traditional" American West is dying. …
It's 1913, and the "traditional" American West is dying. Amongst the inhabitants of this dying era are a gang known as "the wild bunch." After a failed railroad office robbery, the gang heads to Mexico to do one last job. Seeing their times and lives drifting away in the 20th century, the gang takes the job and ends up in a brutally violent last stand against their enemies deemed to be corrupt, in a small Mexican town ruled by a ruthless general.
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1968
Operación carambola
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MovieAug 29, 1968

Operación carambola

Two clumsy and absent-minded spies (Capulina and …
Two clumsy and absent-minded spies (Capulina and Chespirito) are hired to save the world from a nuclear attack.
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1967
Pedro Páramo
MovieJan 17, 1967

Pedro Páramo

Highly symbolic and allegorical, this drama takes the search of a …
Highly symbolic and allegorical, this drama takes the search of a son for his father in the chaotic times of the Mexican Revolution and the early 1900s as its basis. Stereotypical (or archetypal) figures from early Mexican cinema appear from time to time, and the violence of the revolutionary period is not glossed over. As the son searches for the father, scenes of the father and his earthy way of living are screened.
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1965
En este pueblo no hay ladrones
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MovieSep 9, 1965

En este pueblo no hay ladrones

Dámaso lives in a small town …
Dámaso lives in a small town with his wife Ana, who is expecting a child.
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1962
...und deine Liebe auch
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MovieAug 29, 1962

...und deine Liebe auch

On August 13th, 1961-the …
On August 13th, 1961-the night that the Berlin Wall goes up-three people must make a decision that will change their lives forever.... Upon learning of the building of the Wall, the director and scriptwriter changed the story they were working on to center it on this historic event. For four months a small team filmed with mobile cameras on the streets of East Berlin, capturing both its ordinary life and the extraordinary atmosphere of the period with precision and humor. Although the Wall itself would later become a taboo subject for East German filmmakers, And Your Love Too deals openly with the topic. The role of the border guard was one of the first major parts played by Academy Award nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl (Shine, Angels & Demons).
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1959
Bonanza
TV ShowSep 12, 1959

Bonanza

Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on …
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family who live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
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1958
Trip to the Moon
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MovieApr 2, 1958

Trip to the Moon

Two friends try to hide and end up in an insane asylum, where …
Two friends try to hide and end up in an insane asylum, where they are mistaken for patients, and when they try to escape one of them falls in love and complicates the situation.
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1957
La locura del rock and roll
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MovieMar 29, 1957

La locura del rock and roll

La locura del rock and roll released.
1956
Caras nuevas
MovieJun 21, 1956

Caras nuevas

Caras nuevas ia a 1956 mexican film written by Alfonso Arau, …
Caras nuevas ia a 1956 mexican film written by Alfonso Arau, Pancho Córdova & Mauricio de la Serna and directed by Mauricio de la Serna.
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1955
Gunsmoke
TV ShowSep 10, 1955

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western …
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the United Kingdom, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.
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1954
Walt Disney anthology television series
TV ShowOct 27, 1954

Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions …
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently.
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1953
Fernando Arau
ChildNovember 1953

Fernando Arau

Fernando Arau (born November 3, 1953) is a Mexican …
Fernando Arau (born November 3, 1953) is a Mexican comedian, actor, producer and director. He is best known for his TV roles, as Chicho in Televisa's hugely successful comedy "Cachun Cachun Ra Ra" (1981–1987) and Univision's daily morning show "Despierta America" (1997–2009).
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1951
Sergio Arau
ChildNovember 1951

Sergio Arau

Sergio Arau (born Alfonso Sergio Arau Corona; November 14, …
Sergio Arau (born Alfonso Sergio Arau Corona; November 14, 1951), also known as "El Uyuyuy" is a Mexican musician, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, film director, film producer, music producer, cartoonist, animator and painter. He is the son of film director Alfonso Arau.
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1932
Alfonso Arau
Birth1932

Alfonso Arau

Alfonso Arau was born.
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