Joaquín Cordero

Joaquín Cordero

mask by Antonio Neira Castillo, from 1976
Born Joaquín Cordero Aurrecoechea
(1922-08-16)August 16, 1922
Puebla, Mexico
Died February 19, 2013(2013-02-19) (aged 90)
Mexico City, Mexico
Years active 1944–2010
Spouse(s) Alma Guzmán[1]
Children Gabriel Cordero Guzmán[2]
David Cordero Guzmán
Antonio Cordero Guzmán
Parent(s) Rosario Aurrecoechea
Rafael Cordero

Joaquín Cordero (Spanish pronunciation: [xoakin kordero];(August 16, 1922 – February 19, 2013)[3] was a Mexican actor of the cinema, theatre and telenovelas.[4]


Shortly after his birth, Cordero’s family moved to Mexico City, and in the following years he studied in a seminary and even considered becoming a priest, but eventually he decided to pursue a law career. After three years of law classes, against his family’s wishes he decided to become an actor.

He initially appeared in small roles but by his early fifties he was getting much larger roles. Eventually he became one of the most popular actors in Mexican cinema.

Cordero also shown appeared in theatre and on television and in the latter medium in numerous telenovelas and winning numerous awards.[4] His most recent telenovelas included La Madrastra and Destilando Amor.


February 19, 2013, Cordero died in a clinic in the city of Mexico, victim of heart problems that ended his life at the age of 89 years. According to his family, the Mexican actor died of love, facing a deep depression over the death of his beloved wife, Alma Guzman, which occurred on July 18, 2012.


He was the son of Don Rafael Cordero Pita[5] and Rosario Aurrecoechea and brother of Víctor Cordero Aurrecoechea.[6]

His wife was Alma Guzmán, the half-sister of journalist Maxine Woodside. Alma bore a son named David.[7]



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