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Jorge Negrete: From soldier to singer and actor; what you did not know about the icon of the Mexican Golden Cinema

One of the most lavish voices of the age of Mexican Gold Cinema and symbol of the typical “Mexican macho”, Jorge Negrete is one of the icons that went down in history and despite having left us 67 years ago, he is still as recognized as when his films were in vogue.

The alleged antagonist of Pedro Infante stood out in the entertainment world for his skills histrinic and the power of his voice that fell in love with more than one of the young women of those years. There are countless curiosities about this unique artist that many are unaware of and even more so today, when there is already a total transformation with the new generations.

Jorge Negrete was at the Military College

After graduating from high school, in Mexico City, the actor decided to enter the Heroico Colegio Militar where he graduated as a lieutenant of Knighthood and Administration of the Mexican Army with high marks. There he learned to ride a horse. Later he worked at the Citadel Arms Factory performing administrative tasks, and partially studied medicine.

Among recreational activities, she took singing lessons, which gave her the opportunity to participate in the radio station XETR in 1931. It was this detail that made him find his true calling at the age of 20. It should be noted that Jorge came from a family of tradition military.

Jorge Negrete began his military life at the age of 16. Photo: Special

Curiosities about Jorge Negrete

This charro was polglota. After he moved with his family from Guanajuato to the capital of the country, he studied languages ​​and became fluent in German, French, English and Italian.

His debut in the cinema was with the film “The devil’s godmother” (1937), since then he has participated in 38 films, of which “Two types of care” stand out with his friend Pedro Infante and “Ay Jalisco, no te rajes!”

He was married towards the end of his life with the actress Mara Flix in 1952. His wedding was attended by intellectual figures such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Mara Teresa Montoya and Octavio Paz.

“Mexico beautiful and dear
If I die away from you
Let them say that I’m asleep
And bring me here ”

Jorge Negrete He died on December 5, 1953, at age 42, of liver disease. This happened when I was on an art tour in The slip, U.S. Upon his death, a national mourning was declared. It is said that a total of 10,000 people awaited his arrival at the Mexico City International Airport.


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