Manuel Esperón

Manuel Esperón González (August 3, 1911 – February 13, 2011) was a Mexican songwriter and composer. Along with the famous Mexican author Ernesto Cortazar, Esperón cowrote many songs for Mexican films, including "¡Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes!" for the 1941 film of the same name, "Cocula" for ''El Peñón de las Ánimas'' (''The Rock of Souls'') (1943), and "Amor con amor se paga" for ''Hay un niño en su futuro'' (1952). Other Esperón compositions have become Latin standards such as "Yo soy mexicano", "Noche plateada" and "No volveré", which was used in the first episode of the 2001 soap opera ''El juego de la vida''. Among other performers, Pedro Infante, Los Panchos, and Jorge Negrete have made his songs well-known. His fame in the USA derives from when his song ''The Three Caballeros'' was used in the Disney film ''The Three Caballeros'' (1944).

Esperón was born in Mexico City. He retired in 1987, although his songs continued to be used in filmmaking and television productions. Provided by Wikipedia