Arturo Soto Rangel

Arturo Soto Rangel
Born March 12, 1882
León, Guanajuato, Mexico
Died May 25, 1965 (aged 83)
Mexico City, Mexico
Other names A. Soto Rangel
Arturo Rangel
Don Arturo Soto Rangel
Arturo Soto
Years active 19381963
Awards Won Ariel Award for Best Actor in a Minor Role
1949 Maclovia
Nominated Ariel Award for Best Actor in a Minor Role
1947 Las Abandonadas

Arturo Soto Rangel (March 12, 1882 – May 25, 1965) was a Mexican film, television, and stage actor. Rangel was best known for appearing in over 250 Mexican films. Rangel appeared in one American movie, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which won three Academy Awards and starred Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, and many other successful actors. Rangel last appeared on television in 1963, where he starred in Voy de gallo.

Early life

Rangel was the only son of Don José Nemesio de Jesús Soto Ornelas born on October 30, 1852 in Ciudad Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato, México and of a lady whose last name was Rangel. His mother died giving birth and was a widow from a previous marriage. Rangel's stepmother was Doña María de la Luz Gordoa Montes de Oca born in León, Guanajuato, México. Arturo had five half-siblings: Ignacio Soto Gordoa, Guadalupe Soto Gordoa, Angelina de la Luz Soto Gordoa, Maria de la Luz Soto Gordoa, and Alfonso Soto Gordoa.


Rangel was nominated for the 1947 Ariel Award for Best Actor in a Minor Role for his performance in the film Las Abandonadas and won the Ariel Award for the same category in 1949 for the film Maclovia.[1]

Personal life

Rangel had a son whose name is Arturo Soto Ureña. Rangel died on May 25, 1965, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Selected filmography

Awards and nominations


  1. "Nominados y Ganadores" [Nominees and Winners] (in Spanish). Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  2. "At the Belmont". Movie Review. The New York Times. September 12, 1944. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  3. Crowther, Bosley (January 24, 1948). "'Treasure of Sierra Madre', Film of Gold Mining in Mexico, New Feature at Strand". Movie Review. The New York Times. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  4. "The Devil's Money". Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Retrieved April 28, 2016.

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