Biography

Born in Churubusco, a suburb of Mexico City, and raised in Texas, he studied at California Polytechnic State University where he graduated with an engineering degree. 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). When Armendariz was taken ill while filming the second James Bond film "From Russia With Love" his scenes were rushed through so he could return to L.A. for treatment and he entered UCLA Medical Center. Learning he had terminal cancer he killed himself there with a gunshot.

Born in Churubusco, a suburb of Mexico City, and raised in Texas, he studied at California Polytechnic State University where he graduated with an engineering degree. 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). When Armendariz was taken ill while filming the second James Bond film "From Russia With Love" his scenes were rushed through so he could return to L.A. for treatment and he entered UCLA Medical Center. Learning he had terminal cancer he killed himself there with a gunshot.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 104

Birthday 1912-05-09

Day of Death 1963-06-18

Place of Birth Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Also Known As

  • Pedro Armendariz
  • Pedro Gregorio Armendáriz Hastings

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1963 From Russia with Love as Ali Kerim Bey
1963 Captain Sindbad as El Kerim
1963 La bandida as Roberto
1962 El tejedor de milagros as Señor Cura
1962 My Son, the Hero as Cadmo
1962 Los valientes no mueren
1961 My Son, the Hero as General
1961 El indulto
1960 La cárcel de Cananea as Pedro
1960 Violent Summer as Francisco Peña
1960 Los desarraigados
1960 Dos hijos desobedientes
1960 El impostor
1960 Calibre 44 as Don Pedro
1960 El hambre nuestra de cada día
1959 La Cucaracha as Coronel Valentín Razo
1959 Yo pecador
1959 El zarco
1959 Las señoritas Vivanco
1959 Café Colón
1959 The Little Savage
1959 Ando volando bajo
1958 Pancho Villa y la Valentina as Pancho Villa
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse(1 episode)
1958 Cuando ¡Viva Villa! es la muerte as Protagonista
1958 Los salvajes as Pedro Matías
1957 La mujer que no tuvo infancia
1957 Manuela as Mario Constanza
1957 The Big Boodle as Col. Mastegui (as Pedro Armendariz)
1957 Men and Wolves as Giovanni
1957 Así era Pancho Villa as Pancho Villa
1956 The Hidden One as Felipe Rojano
1956 The Conqueror as Jamuga
1956 Diane as King Francis I
1955 The Littlest Outlaw as Gen. Torres
1954 Mulata as Martín
1954 Dos mundos y un amor
1954 Rebellion of the Hanged as Cándido Castro
1954 Border River as General Eduardo Calleja (as Pedro Armendariz)
1953 Lucrèce Borgia as César Borgia
1953 The Brute as Pedro
1953 Les amants de Tolède
1952 Soledad's Shawl as Roque Suazo
1952 Carne de presidio
1952 Los tres alegres compadres
1951 Ella y Yo as Pedro Muñóz
1951 Por querer a una mujer
1951 Camino del infierno
1951 Bodas de fuego
1951 Tierra baja as Manelic
1950 By the False Door as Bernardo Celis
1950 La loca de la casa
1950 The Torch as José Juan Reyes
1950 Pancho Villa vuelve
1950 Rosauro Castro as Rosauro Castro
1949 El charro y la dama
1949 La Malquerida as Esteban
1949 El abandonado
1949 Al caer la tarde
1949 We Were Strangers as Armando Ariete
1949 Tulsa as Jim Redbird
1948 3 Godfathers as Pedro 'Pete' Roca Fuerte
1948 Maclovia as José María
1948 En la Hacienda de la Flor
1948 Fort Apache as Sgt. Beaufort
1948 Juan Charrasqueado
1947 The Fugitive as A Lieutenant of Police
1947 Albur de amor
1947 La casa colorada
1947 The Pearl as Quino
1946 Enamorada as Gen. José Juan Reyes
1945 Bugambilia as Ricardo Rojas
1945 El capitán Malacara
1945 Las abandonadas as Juan Gómez
1944 Vuelven las calaveras del terror
1944 El corsario negro
1944 María Candelaria as Lorenzo Rafael
1944 La guerra de los pasteles
1943 Another Dawn as Octavio
1943 Konga Roja
1943 Tierra De Pasiones
1943 Flor Silvestre as José Luis Castro
1942 Soy puro mexicano
1942 Del rancho a la capital
1942 Allá en el bajio as Juan Hernández
1941 Ni sangre, ni arena as Frank
1941 El Zorro de Jalisco as Leonardo Torres
1941 El secreto del sacerdote
1940 El jefe máximo
1940 Mala yerba as Chuy Rodríguez
1940 El charro Negro as Ramón
1940 Pobre diablo as Raúl Solares
1940 Los olvidados de Dios as Zenón Rojas
1939 Con Los Dorados De Villa
1939 Una luz en mi camino
1939 La China Hilaria
1938 Canto a mi tierra as Antonio
1938 Los millones de Chaflán
1938 El indio
1937 La Adelita
1937 Amapola Del Camino
1937 Las cuatro milpas
1937 Mi candidato
1937 Jalisco nunca pierde

Production

1950 Rosauro CastroProducer

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