CantinflasMexican comic actorMEXICO CITY -- Mexicans paid...

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April 22, 1993

MEXICO CITY — Cantinflas

Mexican comic actor

MEXICO CITY -- Mexicans paid endearing tributes yesterday to the nation's most famous and best-loved comic actor, Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas.

The 81-year-old, who died Tuesday of lung cancer, made 49 movies over a half-century but is best-known abroad for his role as Passepartout, the devoted servant in the 1956 movie "Around the World in 80 Days."

Thousands of mourners gathered yesterday outside the funeral home where his body was taken.

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