Antonio Aguilar was a popular Mexican singer, actor, producer and writer. He was from a small town in Zacatecas called Tayahua and was born on May 17, 1919, Died 19 June 2007. This town is close to Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico. The story goes that he came to California undocumented and that he slept for three days in the Plazita Olvera or Olvera Street in Los Angeles. He began his acting career during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinematography. He is credited with exposing the sport of la charrería, considered to have originated in Mexico to international audiences.