Hollywood’s Hidden Hispanic Heritage

By Miguel Perez

In 1934, Wallace Beery was Pancho Villa in MGM’s “Viva Villa.” In 1939, Paul Muni played Benito Juarez in Warner Bros’ “Juarez.” In 1952, Marlon Brando starred as Emiliano Zapata in FOX’s “Viva Zapata.” In 1961, Natalie Wood became the Puerto Rican “Maria” in United Artists’ “West Side Story.”

Do you see a pattern here?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>