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Stars gathered for Dangerfield memorial

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Nominees announced for 2002 ALMAS

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Nominees for 2002 ALMA Awards

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Paul Rodriguez
Comedian/actor Paul Rodriguez appeared in concert at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA, on August 28, 2004. Rodriguez is traveling to Iraq in early September to entertain American troops for the third time since the start of the war.

Paul Rodriguez (born January 19, 1955) is a Mexican stand-up comedian and actor.

Rodriguez was born in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico to parents who were migrant farm laborers. He was raised in East Los Angeles and served in the military, where he was stationed in Iceland and Duluth, Minnesota. His son Paul Rodriguez Jr. is a professional skateboarder and his nick name is P-Rod.

Rodriguez considered becoming a lawyer, but instead went into comedy. His first shot at national fame, the ABC sitcom a.k.a. Pablo, was cancelled after seven episodes.

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