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Birth Name: Edward James Olmos
Born: 02/24/1947
Birth Place: East Los Angeles, California, USA

Born Feb. 24, 1947 in Los Angeles, Olmos grew up in Boyle Heights where he was inundated by drugs, crime and street gangs, but also a wealth of cultural and ethnic diversity not found in most suburban neighborhoods. Surrounded by family, Olmos had a colorful history; his maternal great-grandparents published a radical newspaper during the Mexican Revolution. Meanwhile, his mother, Eleanor, insisted that all her children be well-educated, and his father, Pedro - who earned his high school diploma at age 21 after leaving Mexico City to immigrate to the United States - worked as a slaughterhouse worker and welder. When he was eight, his parents divorced; it was a traumatic event that would have... Continue Bio >>

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