Luis Valdez

Playwright, Author

1940 –

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Who is Luis Valdez?

Luis Valdez is an American playwright, actor, writer and film director. Regarded as the father of Chicano theater in the United States, Valdez is best known for his play Zoot Suit, his movie La Bamba, and his creation of El Teatro Campesino. A pioneer in the Chicano Movement, Valdez broadened the scope of theatre and arts of the Chicano community.

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Born
Jun 26, 1940
Delano
Also known as
  • Luis Miguel Valdez
  • Louis Valdes
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Mexican American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • San Jose State University
  • James Lick High School
Lived in
  • San Jose

Submitted
on July 23, 2013