Category: Famous Boricuas

Victoria Justice

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Victoria Dawn Justice (born February 19, 1993) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, voice artist and dancer. She debuted as an actress at the age of 10 and has since appeared in several films and television series including the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 and Victorious. She has made appearances in several theatrical releases, including Unknown as well as the 2006 thriller The Garden. She has appeared in several Nickelodeon series, including True Jackson, VP, The Troop, The Penguins of Madagascar and iCarly, as well as on the Nickelodeon game shows BrainSurge and Figure It Out...

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Daddy Yankee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton rapper songwriter and recording artist. Ayala was born in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was raised in the Villa Kennedy Housing Projects. While still dabbling in music, Ayala aspired to be a professional baseball player and tried out for the Seattle Mariners Major League baseball team.  Before he could be officially signed, he was hit by a stray round from an AK-47 rifle while taking a break from a studio recording session...

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Marquita Rivera

The First Puerto Rican Who Appeared in a Hollywood Film Born on May 18, 1922 in the city of Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Marquita Rivera was a famous actress, dancer, and singer and the first ever Puerto Rican who appeared in a major Hollywood film “Road to Rio.” Born as Maria Heroina Rivera de Santiago, Rivera was the youngest child among the brood of 12. At the age of three months, her family migrated to New York City in the United States where her musical career started. At a very young age of six, Rivera studied flamenco and dance under...

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Carlos Edwin Colón, Sr.

Carlos Edwin Colón, Sr., born Carlos Edwin Colón Gonzalez on July 18, 1948 in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, is a retired professional wrestler, better known in the Puerto Rican professional wrestling as Carlos Colón or Carlitos Colón. He is the father of wrestlers Carly Colón and Eddie Colón, both currently known professionally as Carlito and Primo Colon   Height: 5’10” Weight: 246 lbs. From: Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico Signature Move: Figure-Four Leglock Career Highlights: 26-time WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion; WWC North American Heavyweight Champion; WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Champion; NWA Champion; 2014 WWE Hall of Fame...

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Olga San Juan

She possessed the same tiny frame and fervid Latin temperament as her Brazilian counterpart, Carmen Miranda, and, for most her career, Puerto Rican singer/dancer Olga San Juan, like Miranda, was a welcome distraction by American audiences. A flavorful, scene-stealing personality who delightfully mangled the English language, she decorated a number of war-era and post-war musicals and comedy escapism with her special brand of comedy. Dubbed the “Puerto Rican Pepperpot” during her heyday, Olga was born in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Her family returned to Puerto Rico when she was three, but came back to America after a few...

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