Emilio Fernández

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His bio is as follows: "Emilio El Indio Fernández Romo, who was born on March 26, 1904, in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, is the most famous person in the history of Mexican movies." Then below states:          Born: March 26, 1903 in Hondo, Coahuila, Mexico
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Steve Crook, Champion

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So what’s wrong with what it says?

You can correct any errors or add a biography of your own. You’ll need to do some research to find his correct year of birth and then submit a correction.

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Vincent Fournols

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Steve, there a year discrepancy between the free text bio and the actual registered date. And I guess conflicting corrections should be brought only with supporting evidence...
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It appears the 1904 date is the correct year. I went ahead and edited the date and gave these links as supporting docuemntation.


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Hi Vincent,

Thanks for your post.

I can see the following information:

Mini Bio - March 26, 1904
Birth date - August 6, 1986

Birth date listings within bio's is against policy, as such I've removed this now - please allow up to 48 hours for this to reflect on all platforms.
Blaine has submitted the correct birth date, this should also be live shortly.


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Birth date listings within bio's is against policy
Why is that? I know it should also be listed in the date of birth section and that it means a certain overlap, but it strikes me as a bit odd that a "broad objective overview of the person" (not my emphasis) isn't allowed to mention when said person was born.
By the way, how about dates of death? Are they also not allowed in a mini-bio? That, to me, seems even weirder. Writing a mini-bio about, let's say, Heath Ledger and not being allowed to say he won an Oscar and a Golden Globe in 2009 while he died in 2008 seems just plain silly to me.
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I believe that a simple nod at the end of the bio that he achieved Academy Award posthoumously, paired with a death date will effectively do the job. 

The fact of passing, I believe, is perfectly eligible for bio. Listing the date two times seems quite redundant, though. 
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Listing the date two times seems quite redundant, though.
I don't see a problem with a little overlap between information in the mini-bio and information elsewhere in the database. Just like I don't see a problem with some keywords being mentioned in the plot summary section.