MEXICO: A Star Is Dead

Pedro Infante was dead. Editors all over Mexico broke the news last week with inch-high type. Radio and television stations cleared the air for the story. For in the eyes of his Spanish-speaking movie fans throughout the world, Infante, 39, was all stars in one-a Valentino who could croon.

A onetime barber and carpenter, Pedro Infante broke into the movies 15 years ago and quickly rose to fame as a last man with a gun or a girl, and a mellow man with a lyric. Dressed in his familia charro jacket and wide...

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