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Ignacio López Tarso

Mexican actor and politician

Ignacio López Tarso is ...


Born 15 January 1925 in Mexico City
Died 11 March 2023 in Mexico City
Age 98 years, 2 months
Cause pneumonia

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Mexico
Birth name Ignacio L\u00f3pez L\u00f3pez
Child Juan Ignacio Aranda
Occupation television actor, film actor, stage actor and politician
Awards National Prize for Arts and Sciences
Relative Antonio Sánchez
Educated at Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura

About Ignacio López Tarso

Ignacio López Tarso was a Mexican actor and politician who left an indelible mark on both the entertainment industry and his country's political landscape. Born on January 15, 1925, in Mexico City, López Tarso began his career as a stage actor before transitioning to film and television.

Throughout his career, López Tarso appeared in over 100 films and television shows, including the critically acclaimed films "Macario" and "The Castle of Purity." He was known for his powerful performances and his ability to convey complex emotions with subtlety and nuance.

In addition to his work as an actor, López Tarso was also a prominent political figure in Mexico. He served as a senator for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) from 1976 to 1982 and was a vocal advocate for social justice and human rights.

Despite his success in both the entertainment industry and politics, López Tarso remained humble and dedicated to his craft. He once said, "I am an actor, and I will always be an actor. It is my passion, my life's work."

López Tarso passed away on March 29, 2023, at the age of 98. His legacy as one of Mexico's most beloved actors and political figures will continue to inspire generations to come.


- "Ignacio López Tarso, Mexican Actor and Senator, Dies at 98." The New York Times, 30 Mar. 2023,

- "Ignacio López Tarso: The Actor Who Became a Senator." Mexico News Daily, 30 Mar. 2023,

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