Contemporary Hispanic Biography

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2002-09-01
Publisher(s): Gale / Cengage Learning
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Summary

Provides entries for the Hispanic community throughout the world who have made contributions in such fields as science, politics, music, art, and sports.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Photo Credits xi
Popular singer
1(3)
Aguilera, Cristina
Master cinematographer
4(3)
Almendros, Nestor
Notable physicist
7(4)
Alvarez, Luis Walter
Gifted author
11(4)
Anaya, Rudolfo
Talented author
15(3)
Arana, Marie
Charismatic entertainer
18(3)
Arnaz, Desi
Creative muralist
21(4)
Baca, Judith F.
Challenging Sociologist
25(4)
Baca Zinn, Maxine
Queen of Folk Music
29(5)
Baez, Joan
Acclaimed musician
34(3)
Barretto, Ray
Pioneering financial services executive
37(3)
Bermudez, Carmen
Controversial politician
40(3)
Betancourt, Ingrid
Honored artist
43(4)
Botero, Fernando
Celebrated model
47(3)
Bundchen, Gisele
First female governor of Puerto Rico
50(4)
Calderon, Sila Maria
Former president of El Salvador
54(4)
Calderon Sol, Armando
Head of U.S. Administration on Aging
58(4)
Carbonell, Josefina
One of the first Hispanic Americans in space
62(4)
Chang-Diaz, Franklin
Dedicated labor leader
66(4)
Chavez, Cesar
Critically acclaimed writer
70(4)
Chavez, Denise
Baseball Hall-of-Famer
74(3)
Clemente, Roberto
Hilarious comedienne
77(4)
Coca, Imogene
Civic-minded poet
81(3)
Corpi, Lucha
The Rumba King
84(3)
Cugat, Xavier
Internationaly recognized fashion designer
87(3)
De La Renta, Oscar
Innovative songwriter
90(3)
De Moraes, Vinicius
Accomplished symphony conductor
93(2)
de Vega, Sonia de Leon
Academy award winning actor
95(3)
Del Toro, Benicio
Mexico's Minister of the Economy
98(3)
Derbez Bautista
Luis Ernesto
Noted EEOC Chair
101(3)
Dominguez, Cari
Esteemed educator
104(4)
Escalante, Jaime
Groundbreaking educational administrator
108(3)
Fernandez, Joseph A
Nobel prize-winning novelist
111(5)
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Adored Brazilian guitarist
116(3)
Gilberto, Joao
First Hispanic American in the NHL
119(2)
Gomez, Scott
Distinguished ethnobotanist
121(4)
Gomez-Pompa, Arturo
Respected politician
125(4)
Gonzalez, Henry B
Revolutionary leader
129(5)
Guevara, Che
Stunning actress
134(4)
Hayek, Salma
Compassionate union leader
138(3)
Huerta, Dolores
Devoted publisher
141(3)
Kanellos, Nicolas
Thought-provoking playwright
144(5)
Machado, Eduardo
Former president of Ecuador
149(3)
Mahuad, Jamil
U.S. Treasurer
152(3)
Marin, Rosario
Contemporary jazz musician
155(3)
Mendes, Sergio
Lauded writer and educator
158(3)
Mohr, Nicholasa
Pro football Hall-of-Famer
161(3)
Munoz, Anthony
Influential poet
164(3)
Neruda, Pablo
Remarkable architect
167(3)
Pelli, Cesar
Colorful Argentine president
170(4)
Peron, Juan
Tragic playwright
174(4)
Pinero, Miguel
Successful journalist
178(3)
Ramos, Jorge
Congressional Hispanic Caucus chair
181(3)
Reyes, Sylvestre
Larger-than-life artist
184(4)
Rivera, Diego
Olympic speed skater
188(3)
Rodriguez, Jennifer
Intense muralist
191(3)
Romero, Alejandro
Classic conguero
194(4)
Sanchez, Poncho
Versatile musician
198(3)
Sandoval, Arturo
Media mogul
201(4)
Saralegui, Cristina
Beloved Tejano vocalist
205(3)
Selena
Global entertainment phenomenon
208(4)
Thalia
Best-known Chicano filmmaker
212(3)
Trevino, Jesus Salvador
Award-winning jazz musician
215(3)
Valdes, Jesus ``Chucho''
First Latino rock & roll star
218(3)
Valens, Ritchie
Amazing vocalist
221(3)
Velasquez, Jaci
Philanthopic business executive
224(5)
Vilar, Alberto
Cumulative Nationality Index 229(2)
Cumulative Occupation Index 231(4)
Cumulative Subject Index 235(4)
Cumulative Name Index 239

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