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Antonio Aguilar

May 17, 1919 – June 19, 2007

 
 
Antonio Aguilar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
1. Antonio Aguilar Marker
Inscription.  Pascual Antonio Aguilar Barraza, also known as “El Charro de Mexico” (The Mexican Cowboy), was born on May 17, 1919 in the City of Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico. He is a legendary icon of Mexican music and film, and a popular symbol of the Mexican charro culture. He was an esteemed actor, producer, singer and writer who made 167 movies, and recorded over 150 albums, which sold more than 25 million copies. Antonio’s distinguished acting career in Mexican film led him to Hollywood where he worked with stars like John Wayne and Rock Hudson. As a musician, he toured all over the world with his wife, actress-singer Flor Silvestre, and their sons, Antonio Jr. and Pepe. He entertained millions with his unique and spectacular musical performances and equestrian shows that featured cowboys and dancing horses. He has the distinction of being the only Latino artist to sell out New York City’s Madison Square Garden for six consecutive nights. He is one of the first Mexican performers honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Antonio’s rise to stardom and international fame from his humble beginnings in Zacatecas, Mexico epitomizes
Antonio Aguilar Statue, Fountain, and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
2. Antonio Aguilar Statue, Fountain, and Marker
On the left is Alameda Street. On the right Los Angeles Street.
the American Dream. Early in his career, with no money and little food, he traveled to Los Angeles and spent three nights sleeping on benches in Placita Olvera, the birthplace of Los Angeles, and a popular destination for many immigrants who sought a better life. His success has opened doors for many giant entertainers, and his life story continues to inspire generations to work hard and dream big.

Pascual Antonio Aguilar Barraza conocido como “El Charro de México” nació el 17 de Mayo de 1919 en Villanueva, Zacatecas, México. Él es un icono de la música y cine mexicano, y también un símbolo popular de la cultura charra mexicana. Fue un reconocido actor, productor, cantante, y escritor quien realizo 167 películas y grabo más de 150 álbumes, que vendieron más de 25 millones de copias. Su impecable carrera como actor llevo a Antonio a trabajar en Hollywood al lado de grandes estrellas como John Wayne y Rock Hudson. Como músico, recorrió el mundo junto a su esposa, la gran actriz y cantante Flor Silvestre y sus hijos Antonio Jr. y Pepe. El entretuvo a millones con su estilo musical único y con sus conciertos montado a caballo acompañado por charros y caballos bailadores. Además, fue el único latino en llenar 6 noches consecutivas el Madison Square Garden de Nueva York. Él es uno de los primeros artistas mexicanos en recibir su estrella en el Paseo de
Antonio Aguilar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
3. Antonio Aguilar Marker
la Fama en Hollywood. Antonio llego a la fama internacional de sus orígenes humildes en Zacatecas, México, realizando y representando lo que es el sueño americano. Al inicio de su carrera con poco dinero y comida, viajo a Los Ángeles y paso tres noches durmiendo en las bancas de La Placita Olvera, el lugar de nacimiento de la ciudad de Los Ángeles, que fue un destino popular para inmigrantes que buscaban una vida mejor. Su éxito le ha abierto puertas a grandes artistas, y su historia continuará inspirando a futuras generaciones a trabajar duro y a soñar en grande.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentHispanic Americans.
 
Location. 34° 3.403′ N, 118° 14.265′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of North Alameda Street and Los Angeles Street, on the right when traveling south on North Alameda Street. It is the centerpiece of the Placita de Dolores. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bell of Dolores (a few steps from this marker); The Indians of Southern California (a few steps from this marker); Union Station (a few steps from this marker); Plaza Substation (within shouting distance of this marker); Placita de Dolores Time Capsule
Flor Silvestre and Antonio Aguilar image. Click for full size.
Unknown photographer, via Wikipedia Commons, circa 1966
4. Flor Silvestre and Antonio Aguilar
From their 1966 motion picture Juan Colorado. This photo was cropped from an U.S. theatre lobby card.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Damien Marchessault (within shouting distance of this marker); Biscailuz Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry. Excerpt:
In 2000, for his contributions to the recording industry, Aguilar was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7056 Hollywood Boulevard. In the same year, he was the recipient of the Excellence Award at the 2000 Lo Nuestro Awards.[12] In 2004, he was the presented with the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was similarly honored with his handprints and star on the Paseo de las Luminarias in Mexico City for his work in movies and in the recording industry.
(Submitted on December 7, 2020.) 
 
Antonio Aguilar Equestrian Statue image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
5. Antonio Aguilar Equestrian Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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