Mexican singer and actor who acted in and composed songs for various films including the film Santa. He toured extensively throughout South and Central America.
His first musical composition was Marucha, which he wrote to honor one of his first loves.
The Spanish dictator Francisco Franco gave him a house in Granada as gift to show his appreciation for his Spanish-themed music.
He was married six times and he had two adopted sons.
Sergio Vallin is also a Mexican composer.