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Acknowledged as the founder of modern Chicano theatre and film, Luis Valdez was born to migrant farm workers Francisco and Armida Valdez and spent his early life traveling with the family, working in the fields himself. He eventually found himself at San Jose State College, where his play "The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa" was staged in 1964. He ... See full bio »

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Known For

La Bamba
La Bamba Director
(1987)
Zoot Suit
Zoot Suit Director
(1981)
The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid Director
(1994)

Filmography

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 1994 The Cisco Kid (TV Movie)
 1991 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La pastorela (1991)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Fort Figueroa (1988)
 1987 La Bamba
 1981 Zoot Suit
 1976 Visions (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El Corrido (1976)
 1969 I Am Joaquin (Documentary short)
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(May 29 to July 24, 1994) He wrote the book and lyrics for the musical, "Bandido!," in co-production at the El Teatreo Campesino in association with AT&T: On Stage in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Lalo Schifrin was composer. Jose Luis Valenzuela was director. See more »

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Worked on adapting Carlos Fuentes' Old Gringo (1989) at the behest of Jane Fonda, but dropped the project due to creative differences with her. See more »

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