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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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Zoot Suit Director
(1981)
La Bamba Director
(1987)
(1988)
The Cisco Kid Director
(1994)

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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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(August 6 to October 1, 1978) His play, "Zoot Suit," was performed in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Edward James Olmos, Tony Plana, and Daniel Valdez in the cast. Roberto Morales and Thomas A. Walsh were directors. Petre J. Hall was costume and set designer. Gordon Davidson was... See more »

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He was awarded the 2016 National Medal of the Arts for his services to theatre and music. See more »

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