Manuel EsperÃ³n GonzÃ¡lez was a Mexican song writer and composer. He wrote many songs for Mexican films, including Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes! for the 1941 film of the same name, Cocula for El peÃ±Ã³n de las Ã¡nimas, and Amor con Amor Se Paga for Hay un niÃ±o en su futuro. Other EsperÃ³n compositions have become Latin standards such as Yo Soy Mexicano, Noche Plateada and No VolverÃ© which was used in the first episode of the 2001 soap opera El juego de la vida. Among other performers, Chavela Vargas, 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.
EsperÃ³n was born in Mexico City. He retired in 1987, although his songs continued to be used in filmmaking and television productions.