04/15/2014 03:54 pm ET

Pedro Infante Is Still 'El Inmortal' 57 Years After His Death (PHOTOS)

With a golden voice, undeniable charm and devilish good looks -- Pedro Infante marked Mexico’s Golden Age of Cinema like no other star of his time.

"El ídolo de Guamúchil" or “El Inmortal,” as he's also known, remains an icon to many who grew up with Infante’s classic roles and tunes. With almost 60 films to his name, the Mexican star won over thousands across the Americas during his lifetime.

Offscreen, the actor was an aviation fanatic who accumulated 2908 flight hours during his lifetime. Unfortunately, his love for planes would also be the cause of his untimely death at the age of 39.

On April 15, 1957, the aviation fanatic was piloting a small aircraft in Mérida, Yucatán that crashed just minutes after taking off.

The photographs below celebrate the great Pedro Infante, a Mexican legend, on the 56th anniversary of his death.

  • "Los Tres García"
    On the set of "Los Tres García" in 1947.
  • Jorge and Pedro, be careful!
    Jorge Negrete with Pedro Infante in the movie "Dos Tipos de Cuidado" (1953).
  • "Tizoc"
    While filming,"Tizoc"in 1957.
  • María Félix and Pedro Infante in "Tizoc".
    "Tizoc: Amor Indio" or better known simply as "Tizoc" or "El Indio Tizoc", is a 1956 Mexican movie starring Pedro Infante and María Félix.
  • "Los Tres Huastecos"
    Pedro Infante played triplets in the movie "Los Tres Huastecos" in 1948.
  • "El Inocente"
    Pedro Infante as Cutberto Gaudázar "Cruci" for the movie "El Inocente", film he starred in with Silvia Pinal in 1956.
  • "Escuela de Música"
    Pedro Infante during the filming of "Escuela de Música" in 1955.
  • "Los Gavilanes"
    Infante with a young Angélica María in "Los Gavilanes", circa 1956.
  • Pedro Infante and Sara García
    During the filming of "Los Tres García" in 1947.
  • "El inmortal"
    Pedro Infante in 1951. "El inmortal" was one of his nicknames.
  • El ídolo de Guamúchil
    Pedro Infante, also known as,"El ídolo de Guamúchil." México, 1950.
  • Pedro and his mother
    Pedro Infante with his mother, Refugio Cruz Aranda, in 1947.