1911 – Born on the 12th of August in Mexico City, Mexico.
1930 – Involved in Mexico City’s carpa (traveling tent) circuit, performing in succession with the Ofelia.
1936 – He made his debut in Mexico City’s Folies Bergère Theater.
– Married Valentina Ivanova.
1942 – Teamed up with Miguel M. Delgado and Jaime Salvador to produce a series of low-quality parodies, including an interpretation of Chaplin’s The Circus.
1946 – Rejected Mexican film companies and instead signed with Columbia Pictures.
1953 – Began performing his theatrical work Yo Colón ("I, Columbus") in the Teatro de los Insurgentes.
1956 – Starred in movie "Around the World in Eighty Days".
1957 – Won the Golden Globe for Around the World in Eighty Days.
1961 – Received Golden Globe Special Award.
1993 – He died on 20th of April because of lung cancer in Mexico City, Mexico.
He has a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 6436 Hollywood Blvd.