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May 9, 1912
Pedro Armendariz was a Mexican actor of the Cinema of Mexico and
Hollywood. He began his acting career at the stage in Mexico City,
entering films there in 1935.
During the next years he made 42 Spanish-language films, among them
"Maria Candelaria" (1943) and "La Perla" (1947),
becoming one of Mexico`s top film stars. His first American film was
"The Fugitive" for RKO in 1947.
Since then he costarred in more than 80 films in Hollywood, England,
France, Germany and Italy. Credits include "Fort Apache"
(1948), "Three Godfathers", "We Were Strangers"
(1949), "El Bruto" (1952), "The Littlest Outlaw"
(1955), "The Conqueror" (1956), "La Cucaracha"
(1958) and "The Wonderful Country" (1959). W hen Armendariz
was taken ill while filming the second James Bond film "From Russia
Death: June 18, 1963
Pedro Armend�riz began to suffer pain in his hips and years later it
was discovered that he had cancer in these regions. Pedro learned his
condition was terminal while at UCLA Medical Center. He reportedly acted
in From Russia with Love while enduring great pain (he visibly
limps in most scenes) in order to leave behind financial resources for
his family after his impending death. He committed suicide soon after
production of that film ended in Los Angeles, California. He was 51
Pantene Jordan, Distrito Federal, Baja California, Mexico
Where are they buried?
- Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, Tennessee
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
- Pante�n Jard�n, Distrito Federal, Baja California, Mexico