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Adalberto Martínez

Adalberto Martínez Chávez, better known in the entertainment world as Resortes was a renowned Mexican actor. Known primarily for his talent as a comedian, Resortes was also an accomplished dancer. His dancing defied gravity itself. He is believed to be, as seen in several of his movies, the creator of the "walking backwards" dance steps, which many years later became known as "The Moonwalk" and popularized by Michael Jackson. Resortes, who began his career as a member of a circus, made his motion picture debut in 1946. He participated in more than 50 Mexican movies throughout his career, and he also participated in many television series. Many of his best films he made were El Rey de México (The King of Mexico), El Cartero del Barrio, Al Son del Mambo (To the Mambo's Rhythm) and El Futbolista Fenómeno (The Phenomenal Soccer Player). But one of his most famous movies was La Niña de la Mochila Azul (The Girl With the Blue Back Pack). That movie also had a sequel, La Niña de la Mochila Azul 2 (The Girl With the Blue Back Pack 2). Those two movies in particular became two of the largest teen movie hits in Mexican movie history and helped Resortes gain familiarity among the younger generations during the 1980s Resortes was hospitalized with emphysema on April 3, 2003 and died on April 4. His nephew is the international artist Alex Martinez.

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Jan 25, 1916 In Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie El nieto del Zorro 1948-03-26
Latest Project:
Movie Las delicias del poder 1999-01-01
Known For
Poster of Los tres mosqueteros de Dios
Poster of Matar es fácil
Poster of Suerte te dé Dios
Poster of ¡Baile mi rey!
Movie Las delicias del poder Santos Barboza 1999-01-01
Series Gotita de Amor Concordio 1998-08-03
Movie La ley de las calles Valgamedios 1989-06-28
Movie Panic in the Mountain Tio Deto 1989-09-21
Movie Día de difuntos Unknown 1988-10-27
Movie Miracles Kayum - The Witchdoctor 1986-07-11
Movie The Son of Peter the Knife Micky Inflaus 1986-10-16
Movie Chiquidracula Abuelo 1985-01-02
Movie Mamá, soy Paquito Chambitas / Luciano Buenrostro 1984-04-21
Movie Peter Knife Micky Inflaus 1984-05-31
Movie El padre trampitas Unknown 1984-12-12
Movie Las modelos de desnudos Unknown 1983-09-15
Movie Fieras contra fieras Unknown 1982-11-03
Movie El rey de los albures Unknown 1982-01-21
Movie Cuentos colorados Unknown 1981-03-26
Movie The Girl with the Blue Backpack 2 Unknown 1981-03-21
Movie Mojado de nacimiento Unknown 1981-05-10
Movie Como México no hay dos Unknown 1981-09-15
Movie El ladrón fenomeno Unknown 1980-01-01
Movie Las tentadoras Unknown 1980-06-12
Movie El oreja rajada Unknown 1980-06-23
Movie México de mis amores Unknown 1979-10-12
Movie El futbolista fenómeno Unknown 1979-12-06
Movie The Girl with the Blue Backpack Tío Andrew 1979-10-18
Movie De Cocula es el mariachi Unknown 1978-01-27
Movie Picardía mexicana Unknown 1978-12-21
Movie The Bricklayers Patotas 1976-12-23
Movie La presidenta municipal Cabo Melquiades 1975-09-11
Movie La marchanta Unknown 1973-09-13
Movie San Simón de los Magueyes Unknown 1973-09-13
Movie Tacos al Carbón El chidas 1972-06-08
Movie Los cacos El Garabato 1972-12-28
Movie Santo and Blue Demon Against the Monsters Dancer 1970-05-14
Movie Misión cumplida Unknown 1970-01-29
Movie Los tres mosqueteros de Dios Padre Pérez (as Adalberto Martinez 'Resortes') 1967-03-30
Movie Matar es fácil (uncredited) 1966-10-26
Movie Los fantasmas burlones Ojitos 1965-09-30
Movie El dengue del amor Unknown 1965-10-15
Movie Pilotos de la muerte Diafano Ruiz Solito 1962-05-02
Movie La chamaca Unknown 1961-07-13
Movie Suerte te dé Dios Unknown 1961-05-11
Movie El aviador fenómeno Amado 1961-08-09
Movie Carnaval en mi barrio Lalo 1961-10-04
Movie Jóvenes y rebeldes Resortes (as Adalberto Martínez 'Resortes') 1961-11-30
Movie El gran pillo Unknown 1960-03-17
Movie Ni hablar del peluquín Unknown 1960-09-22
Movie Del suelo no paso Paco 1959-08-20
Movie Música de Siempre Unknown 1958-07-17
Movie Échenme al gato Unknown 1958-03-26
Movie Yo quiero ser artista Unknown 1958-05-15
Movie Manos arriba Unknown 1958-06-11
Movie Hora y media de balazos Unknown 1957-03-26
Movie Muertos de Risa Unknown 1957-07-18
Movie Asesinos, S.A. Unknown 1957-09-16
Movie Cómicos de la Legua Ponciano (as 'Resortes') 1957-07-26
Movie The King of México Pablo Rojas 1956-04-20
Movie Policías y ladrones Unknown 1956-09-28
Movie The Flying Saucers Marciano 1956-12-08
Movie Soy un golfo Unknown 1955-07-08
Movie Pobre huerfanita Unknown 1955-01-27
Movie Amor en cuatro tiempos Dimas 1955-08-19
Movie Cadena de mentiras Unknown 1955-11-02
Movie Miradas que matan Unknown 1954-04-07
Movie Me gustan todas Unknown 1954-08-04
Movie Los Fernández de Peralvillo Carrana; teporocho 1954-09-14
Movie Mis tres viudas alegres Unknown 1953-09-16
Movie El beisbolista fenómeno Amado Rodríguez 1952-02-29
Movie Rumba caliente Unknown 1952-11-27
Movie El luchador fenómeno Unknown 1952-10-17
Movie They Say I'm a Communist Benito Reyes 1951-07-12
Movie ¡Baile mi rey! Unknown 1951-08-03
Movie El amor no es negocio Unknown 1950-08-16
Movie Barrio bajo Unknown 1950-12-08
Movie Confidencias de un ruletero Lauro Escamilla Cejudo (as Resortes) 1949-11-16
Movie Yo dormí con un fantasma Resortes 1949-01-01
Movie El nieto del Zorro Unknown 1948-03-26