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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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His play, "Zoot Suit," was performed on Broadway in New York City with Edward James Olmos in the cast. See more »

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2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »
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Founding director/professor of the Institute for Teledramatic Arts and Technology (TAT) at California State University of Monterey Bay, created in 1995. The major interlinks theater, video, film, radio and new media as different forms of theatrical expression. See more »

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