Edward James Olmos Overview

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Born: February 24, 1947

Stage, films and TV, this mustachioed, gaunt-faced, rugged-looked Los Angeles native has done it all with style and grace. The son of a Mexican born welder, Olmos grew up in rough patch of LA known as the Boyle's Heights barrio. But rather than getting ensnared in the area's endemic -- and addictive -- problems, Olmos directed his energies into playing semi-pro baseball and music. To help pay his way through East Los Angeles College and California State University (and, of course, to have fun)... See All

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