Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes, known casually as Mario Moreno and professionally as Cantinflas, was a Mexican film actor and screenwriter. He is considered to have been the most accomplished Mexican comedian and is celebrated throughout Latin America and in Spain, his humor, loaded with Mexican linguistic features of intonation and syntax, is beloved in all the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America and in Spain and has given rise to a range of expressions including cantinflear, cantinflada and cantinflero. Though some of his films were translated into English and French, the word games so particular in Mexican Spanish were difficult to translate, he portrayed impoverished farmers or a peasant of pelado origin. The character allowed Cantinflas to establish a long, successful film career that included a foray into Hollywood. Charlie Chaplin once commented that he was the best comedian alive, Moreno has been referred to as the "Charlie Chaplin of Mexico". To audiences in most of the world, he is best remembered as co-starring with David Niven in the Academy Award winner for Best Picture film Around the World in 80 Days, for which Moreno won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
As a pioneer of the cinema of Mexico, Moreno helped usher in its golden era. In addition to being a business leader, he became involved in Mexico's tangled and dangerous labor politics, his reputation as a spokesperson for the downtrodden gave his actions authenticity and became important in the early struggle against charrismo, the one-party government's practice of co-opting and controlling unions. Moreover, his character Cantinflas, whose identity became enmeshed with his own, was examined by media critics and linguists, who saw him variously as a danger to Mexican society, a bourgeois puppet, a verbal innovator, a picaresque underdog. Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes was born in Santa María la Redonda neighbourhood of Mexico City, grew up in the tough neighbourhood of Tepito, he was one of eight children born to Pedro Moreno Esquivel, an impoverished mail carrier, María de la Soledad Reyes Guízar. The others were Pedro, José, Esperanza, Catalina and Roberto, he made it through difficult situations with the quick wit and street smarts that he would apply in his films.
His comic personality led him to a circus tent show, from there to legitimate theatre and film. He married Valentina Ivanova Zubareff, of Russian ethnicity, on 27 October 1936 and remained with her until her death in January 1966. A son was born to Moreno in 1961 by another woman. Moreno Ivanova died on 15 May 2017, of a presumed heart attack, he served as president of one of the Mexican actors' guilds known as Asociación Nacional de Actores and as first secretary general of the independent filmworkers' union Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Producción Cinematográfica. Following his retirement, Moreno devoted his life to helping others through charity and humanitarian organizations those dedicated to helping children, his contributions to the Roman Catholic Church and orphanages made him a folk hero in Mexico. He was a Freemason, initiated at Chilam Balam Lodge. In 1961, Cantinflas appeared with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson at shopping centers and supermarkets in San Antonio, Texas, to support the successful Democratic nominee to the United States House of Representatives for Texas' 20th congressional district, Henry B.
Gonzalez, who defeated his Republican challenger, John W. Goode. Gonzalez was the first Hispanic elected to the Texas State Senate and as a U. S. congressman from Texas. A life long smoker, Cantinflas died of lung cancer on 20 April 1993 in Mexico City. Thousands appeared on a rainy day for his funeral; the ceremony was a national event. His body lay in state in the Rotonda de Las Personas Ilustres and he was honored by many heads of state and the United States Senate, which held a moment of silence for him. A 20-year legal battle followed between Mario Moreno Ivanova, Cantinflas' son and heir to his estate, the actor's blood nephew Eduardo Moreno Laparade over the control of 34 films made by Cantinflas; the nephew claimed. Moreno Ivanova argued that the rights belonged to him. Moreno Laparade won the lawsuit twice, but Moreno Ivanova triumphed after two appeals. In 2005, Mario Moreno Ivanova, Jr. won the rights to the name. At the same time, there was another legal battle between Columbia Pictures and Moreno Ivanova over control of these films.
Columbia claimed that it had bought the rights to the 34 films four decades earlier, although the court noted several discrepancies in the papers. Moreno Ivanova wanted the rights to the films to remain his, more Mexico's, as a national treasure. On 2 June 2001 the eight-year battle was resolved with Columbia retaining ownership over the 34 disputed films; as a young man, Cantinflas performed a variety of acts in travelling tents, it was here that he acquired the nickname "Cantinflas". According to one obituary, "Cantinflas" is a meaningless name invented to prevent his parents from knowing he was in the entertainment business, which they considered a shameful occupation. Cantinflas confirmed it in his last television interview. Before starting his professional life in en
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Equality Mississippi is a statewide LGBT civil rights organization founded March 2000 in Mississippi. The organization closed in December 2008 but reopened in April 2013. Equality Mississippi was founded in response to the murder of Jamie Ray Tolbert, a Laurel, Mississippi native and referred to as a friend by EM founder and executive director Jody Renaldo. Tolbert was a gay man visiting the now defunct gay nightclub Joey's On The Beach in Biloxi, Mississippi on New Year's Eve 1999, he was abducted from the bar's parking lot. His body was found in the woods in Alabama, having been beaten and strangled, his killers, Brent David Kabat and Jeremy Shawn Bentley, were arrested two weeks after being stopped at a roadblock in California. They were still driving Tolbert's Nissan Xterra. It's not clear; the organization's original name was Mississippi Gay Lobby as it was the first chapter of the National Gay Lobby. NGL's approach to activism was that of being an Internet-only gay rights organization using its membership to send activism e-mails, letters to the editor and forum postings.
After a year of being a chapter of NGL, the state chapter became independent, still keeping their name, because it felt the need to be active beyond Internet activism, felt the $25 membership dues should not be sent for nationwide activities and disagreed with a recent protest action discouraging users from using AOL. In 2001 the group ran a television advertisement campaign designed to bring attention to LGBT issues in Mississippi; the advertisements were aired on local cable channels VH1 and Lifetime. In 2002, Equality Mississippi partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi to publish the Mississippi Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Rights Series, a three booklet series covering how Mississippi law affected the lives of gay and lesbian Mississippians. In 2003, Equality Mississippi submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas. In the case, the Court struck down a Texas state law banning private consensual sex between adults of the same sex in a decision gay rights groups hailed as historic.
The ruling invalidated anti-sodomy laws including Mississippi. In 2003, after the Gulfport city council passed a resolution condemning the United States Supreme Court for striking down sodomy laws in the United States, Equality Mississippi began what it called the "Not One Dime" campaign, a nationwide boycott campaign against the tourist destination city. Following the destruction brought to the Mississippi Gulf Coast by the Hurricane Katrina, EM began providing emergency relief to gay and lesbian Mississippians who were uncomfortable in seeking help from religious organizations providing aid. Incidents of discrimination and harassment of LGBT hurricane evacuees reported; the Union for Reform Judaism recommended and provided $10,000 to EM to support their relief efforts. In August 2001, Equality Mississippi issued a press release critical of the American Family Association, whose world headquarters is based in Mississippi, for what it perceived as a boycott against the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Equality Mississippi felt the AFA's actions of promoting American Heritage Girls as the "Christian alternative" to the GSA was because of the gay community's boycott against the Boy Scouts of America for its ban of gay scouts and gay scout leaders. Equality Mississippi posted a bulletin on MySpace stating that as of December 3, 2008, the Board of Directors decided, due to financial hardships, the organization was to be closed. Four years in April 2013, an organization having no association with the original organization or its original founder and began operations using the same Equality Mississippi name. LGBT rights in the United States LGBT social movements List of LGBT rights organizations Marriage Equality USA On June 18, 2009, this article incorporated verbatim content from Equality Mississippi press releases, which have been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and GNU Free Documentation License. Official website Facebook profile