Son of Delfino Infante García, who played the double bass in a band, and Refugio Cruz Aranda, he was the third of fifteen children, of which nine survived. Although the Infante Cruzfamily stayed for some time at Mazatlán, in the early 1919 they moved to Guasave. Later in 1920, they moved to Rosario, Sinaloa.
From adolescence, Infante showed talent and affection for music. Hemanaged to learn strings, wind, and percussion instruments in a short time. He was a guitar student of Carlos R. Hubbard.
His wife María Luisa León, who was somewhat well-off economically, convinced himof the need to move to Mexico City where they would find opportunities for this talented young man.
In Mexico City, he sang the songs of composers including Alberto Cervantes (Alberto Raúl CervantesGonzález ), José Alfredo Jiménez,Cuco Sánchez, Tomás Méndez, Rubén Fuentes, Salvador Flores Rivera (Chava Flores) and others. His first musical recording El Soldado Raso (The Soldier) was made onNovember 19, 1943, for the Peerless Company. Infante first appeared as an extra in the movie En un Burro Tres Baturros (Three Men from Aragon on a Donkey). His career as an actor in leading rolesstarted with La Feria de Las Flores (The Fair of Flowers) in 1943. In that same year, a friend and neighbor of Infantes' wife, Carmen Barajas Sandoval, offered to introduce them to Jorge Negrete, a singerwhom he admired. Barajas, who knew people in the business as she was the aunt of the child actress Angélica María, worked then at the Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Producción Cinematográfica,S.T.P.C. (Workers of the Cinematographic Production Union). She succeeded in convincing Negrete to recommend Infante to the producer Ismael Rodríguez, and others. As a result, he was invited to appear indifferent pictures, such as Vuelve el Ametralladora (The Machine Gun Returns)
While married to María Luisa León, he met the dancer Lupita Torrentera, with whom he had three children, Graciela...