Edward James Olmos Overview

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Born: February 24, 1947

Stage, films and TV, mustachioed, gaunt-faced, rugged-looked Los Angeles native Edward James Olmos 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, Edward 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... See All

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