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Freddie Prinze (1954–1977)


Freddie Prinze was born Frederick Karl Pruetzel in New York City, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother, Aurea Elena Ruiz, and a German immigrant father, Edward Karl Pruetzel. Freddie grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City. As a chubby child, he was often bullied, but was quite creative and bright in his extracurricular activities... See full bio »

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CD: "Looking Good" (VCL)

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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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During his lifetime, Freddie described his ethnic heritage as 'Hunga-rican' (Hungarian and Puerto Rican). While Freddie's mother was of Puerto Rican ancestry, Freddie's father was German, not Hungarian. Freddie's father, Edward Karl Pruetzel, was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1914, to Friedrich Karl Prutzel and Eleonare Maria Schultes. Edward moved to the United States in 1934. Prinze's son, ... See more »

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