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Time names 25 top U.S. Hispanics

Aug. 14, 2005 at 6:27 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Actress Salma Hayek, singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and comedian George Lopez are among Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Hispanics in America."

The star of ABC's "The George Lopez Show" show is a member of an elite club. He, Freddie Prinze and Desi Arnaz have been the only Latinos to star in hit U.S. network sitcoms since 1951, Lopez told Time.

Jennifer Lopez this year landed the 19th spot on Fortune magazine's list of the richest people under age 40.

Hayek was already a superstar in Mexico when she tried to break into Hollywood. Time notes she started at the bottom of the filmic food chain and worked her way up to producer "Frida," which was nominated for six Academy Awards -- including Best Actress for Hayek -- and won two.

Also on the list are Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez, whose "Spy Kids" trilogy features Latino superheroes played by Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino; U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, Los Angeles Angels owner Arturo Moreno, fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez and musician Gustavo Santaolalla.

The entire list can be found in the issue of Time on newsstands Monday.

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