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The Resume

    (August 12, 1911-April 20, 1993)
    Born in Mexico City, Mexico
    Birth name was Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes
    Made over 30 Mexican films
    Appeared in two Hollywood films, 'Around the World in 80 Days' (1956) and 'Pepe' (1961)

Why he might be annoying:

    He tried to illegally immigrate to the US.
    He performed in blackface early in his career.
    He had a son out of wedlock.
    His humor did not translate well from Spanish.
    After his death, his son, his nephew and Columbia Pictures were tangled up in a fourteen year legal battle over control of his films.

Why he might not be annoying:

    Charlie Chaplin called him 'the greatest comedian in the world.'
    After retiring from films, he dedicated himself to children's charities.
    He funeral was a national event that lasted three days.
    As of 2000, Columbia still earned $4 million a year from his films.

Credit: C. Fishel

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 20 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 41 Votes: 46.34% Annoying