Alfonso Arau

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Birth Name: Alfonso Arau
Born: 01/11/1932
Birth Place: Mexico

He was born Alfonso Arau Incháustegui on Jan. 11, 1932 in Mexico City, Mexico. His father's work as a dentist afforded him a relatively privileged upbringing in the impoverished country, though the senior Arau would insist initially that Alfonso attend the city's public schools in order to develop empathy for the people of his country. He developed a fascination with the performing arts, becoming proficient at ballet and tap dancing, singing and acting, with a peculiar penchant for comedy. He went on to the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where he first planned to study medicine. There, however, he met his first wife, a young ballerina, whose muse lured him back to dance, though ... Continue Bio >>

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