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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
By United Press International
Paula Patton talks about topless scene in '2 Guns'

Paula Patton talks about topless scene in '2 Guns'

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Paula Patton says she has no plans to star in a followup to her husband Robin Thicke's sexy "Blurred Lines" music video.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Bill Paxton says '2 Guns' character was hard to shake off

Bill Paxton says '2 Guns' character was hard to shake off

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Bill Paxton admits the dangerous CIA asset he plays in the new action flick "2 Guns" was difficult to leave behind once the cameras stopped rolling for the day.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Washington on '2 Guns' bull scene: 'It was funky in there'

Washington on '2 Guns' bull scene: 'It was funky in there'

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg agree being hung upside-down and dangled in front of a bull in Mexico was the toughest part about filming their new action picture "2 Guns."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

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'Hobbit' leads weekend with $84.8M ... Luminaries expected at Rivera funeral ... Faison and Cobb wed in Los Angeles ... Clarkson and Blackstock get engaged ... News from United Press International.
Luminaries expected at Rivera funeral

Luminaries expected at Rivera funeral

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Jenni Rivera's publicist says Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan and Edward James Olmos are expected at the singer's Long Beach, Calif., funeral next week.
Funeral held for actress Lupe Ontiveros

Funeral held for actress Lupe Ontiveros

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Eva Longoria, Wilmer Vaderrama and Edward James Olmos attended the South California funeral for actress Lupe Ontiveros Friday, TMZ reported.

'Goonies,' 'Selena' star Lupe Ontiveros dead at 69

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Actress Lupe Ontiveros, a founding board member of the Latino Theater Company in Los Angeles, has died of liver cancer, her agent said. She was 69.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
By United Press International
Olmos to guest star on 'Dexter'

Olmos to guest star on 'Dexter'

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Actor Edward James Olmos has signed on to guest star on Season 6 of the U.S. drama series "Dexter," Showtime announced.
'Stand and Deliver' inspiration dead at 79

'Stand and Deliver' inspiration dead at 79

LOS ANGELES, March 30 (UPI) -- Former Los Angeles high school teacher Jaime Escalante, the inspiration for the 1988 film "Stand and Deliver," died of bladder cancer Tuesday. He was 79.
Sci Fi Channel to air 'Galactica' special

Sci Fi Channel to air 'Galactica' special

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Sci Fi Channel Thursday announced plans to air a new "Battlestar Galactica" special event in 2009, following the conclusion of the series of the same name.

'Battlestar' set to enjoy final voyage

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV series "Battlestar Galactica" is set to begin its fourth and final season next week, ending a run known most for its bleak outlook.

Santana, Sheen campaign for Chavez holiday

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Rock guitarist Carlos Santana and actors Martin Sheen and Edward James Olmos have joined the campaign for a U.S. national holiday to honor Cesar Chavez.
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Edward James Olmos
NYP99051917 - 19 MAY 1999 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Actor Edward James Olmos tries to take a picture of his graduating son Miguel Darnel Olmos at Columbia University 245th Commencement Exercises on the steps of Columbia University Law Library, May 19. iw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Edward James Olmos (born February 24, 1947) is an American actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla in the film Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and narrator El Pachuco in both the stage and film versions of Zoot Suit.

Olmos was born Edward Olmos in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised, the son of Eleanor (née Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a welder and mail carrier. His father was a Mexican immigrant and his mother Mexican American. He grew up wanting to be a professional baseball player, and became the Golden State batting champion. In his teen years, he turned to rock and roll, and became the lead singer for a band he named Pacific Ocean, so-called because it was to be "the biggest thing on the West Coast." He graduated from Montebello High School in 1964. While at Montebello High School, he lost a race for Student Body President to future California Democratic Party Chair Art Torres. For several years, Pacific Ocean played various clubs in and around Los Angeles, and released a record in 1968. At the same time, he attended classes at East Los Angeles College, including courses in acting.

In the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Olmos branched out from music into acting, appearing in many small productions, until his big break portraying the narrator, called "El Pachuco," in the play Zoot Suit, which dramatized the World War II-era rioting in California brought about by the tensions between Mexican-Americans and local police. (See Zoot Suit Riots.) The play moved to Broadway, and Olmos earned a Tony award nomination. He subsequently took the role to the filmed version in 1981, and appeared in many other films including Wolfen, Blade Runner and The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez.

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