Happy Birthday to Cheech Marin

Happy Birthday to Cheech Marin, a third-generation, native English speaker born in LA, California.   The talented actor in his fabulous counterculture comedic roles has entertained norteamericanos for decades.   A straight “A” student who worked his way through college as a dishwasher and janitor, Cheech graduated from California State University.  He met his comedic partner, Chong, in Canada, while on hiatus from the Vietnam War.  His comedic social satire, “Born in East LA”, was a successful Hollywood film.  He entered the big budget film world of Hollywood with his role in “The Tin Cup” and he has played a voice over character in “The Lion King”.   (Image from www.CheechandChong.com)

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