Happy Birthday to John Leguizamo

Happy Birthday to John Leguizamo, a talented, highly regarded actor, singer, playwright, and producer who works in theater, film and television.  Leguizamo has appeared in over 20 movies, and was the first Latinx to have his own TV comedy/ variety show and one man show on Broadway.  Born in Colombia to Puerto Rican and Colombian parents, he immigrated to the US with his family as a child.  Leguizamo is a great American success story, starting humbly and paying for his tuition for acting classes with his earnings from his job at Kentucky Fried Chicken.   Conscious of the stereotypes and discrimination facing Latinos, he wrote “Mambo Mouth”, a play based on real people who also happen to be Latinx.  (Image of album cover)

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