Joselito

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José Jiménez Fernández (born 11 February 1943), commonly known as Joselito, was a singing and acting child star in Spain during the 1950s and 1960s.

Joselito was born in Beas de Segura, Jaén, northeast Andalucia in Spain. He toured several countries as a juvenile singer.

Joselito made his film debut at the age of 13 and began making other films, including "El Pequeño Ruiseñor", "Saeta del Ruiseñor", "El Ruiseñor de las Cumbres", "Escucha mi Canción", "El Pequeño Coronel", "Aventuras de Joselito en America", "Los Dos Golfillos", "Bello Recuerdo", and El caballo blanco (The White Horse) with Antonio Aguilar. Besides acting, Joselito was a popular juvenile singer with notable voice and songs such as "La Campanera", "Dónde estará mi vida", "Gorrioncillo pecho amarillo", "En un pueblito español", "Clavelitos", "Doce Cascabeles", "Las Golondrinas", "El Pastor", "Granada" and "Ave María".

He was out of the public eye until his adulthood, when he became a media entrepreneur. In 1990, he was arrested by the Angolan authorities on charges of gun and drug trafficking. Subsequently, he was deported to Spain, where he has been jailed.

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