Barbachano Ponce, Manuel

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Barbachano Ponce, Manuel Gender: M
born on 4 April 1924 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Mérida (Yucatan), Mexico, 20n58, 89w37
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 14°59' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°19 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 26°24'


Mexican film producer, director, and screenwriter, who was a great-grandson of Miguel Barbachano y Tarraso, a five-time governor of Yucatán. He produced Torero! (Bullfighter, 1956), a documentary about the bullfighter Luis Procuna, which The New York Times called "the best yet for closeup, realism, and an impression of how it feels 'to fight the bulls' ... the crowds, the sweat, the terror, the bull, the ferocious bravery, and the blood'" and an "extraordinary job of picture-making". The film won a special citation at the Venice Film Festival in 1956.

He died on 29 October 1994, aged 70, in Mexico City.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Yucatán state archives. Wikipedia has 1925 evidently in error.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)