Trish Long: Famous folks from El Paso

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I received a letter from John Ponciano this week. A friend of his sent him an article from East Moline, Ill., about Debbie Reynolds.

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Myself

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Feb 27, 2010
 
Lupe Ontiveros was born in El Paso and graduated from El Paso High School. She has appeared in numerous films starting with Zoot Suit onstage alongside Eddie Olmos Jr. before it became a film.

She is my relative and still owns the home of her now deceased father Johnny Moreno on Pierce St. We miss you Johnny!
Here is a partial list of her appearances on film:
A Million to Juan
Zoot Suit
Mi Familia
The Border
Goonies
El Norte
Tortilla Soup
Selena
Desperate Housewives
As Good as it gets
Verizon Commercials
Blood in Blood out

Her primary residence is in Pico Rivera Ca., but we miss her as well as Johnny Moreno dearly. Maria Luisa Puentes misses him dearly as well.

Uncle Johnny was given a role in The Border in addition to the Selena Film Project.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
How about Bobby Fuller? How about Vicky Carr? How about Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac? How about F. Murray Abraham? How about Willy Shoemaker?
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Mumbly Pegs wrote:
How about Bobby Fuller? How about Vicky Carr? How about Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac? How about F. Murray Abraham? How about Willy Shoemaker?
Don't know where you got your info bro, but Stevie Nicks has NO connection to El Paso. Born in Phoenix, AZ. has never lived here. Adam Duritz of Counting Crows spent some teen-age years here, as did Nikki Six of Motley Crue, as a kid. Many, many other rock and rollers either born here or have lived here.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
build it wrote:
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Don't know where you got your info bro, but Stevie Nicks has NO connection to El Paso. Born in Phoenix, AZ. has never lived here. Adam Duritz of Counting Crows spent some teen-age years here, as did Nikki Six of Motley Crue, as a kid. Many, many other rock and rollers either born here or have lived here.
A quick Google of Stevie Nicks El Paso shows that she did live here, as well as does/did have a connection here.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Lee Trevino, Jimmy Carl Black, Sam Donaldson, Don Maynard, Fred Carr...
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Eddie Guerrero pro-wrestler with the WWE who was WWE champion and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Eddie was born in El Paso and attended Jefferson High School. Eddie also named one of his finishing moves "The Lasso from El Paso".

Vikki Carr, international singer and entertainer ("It Must Be Him", "Total", "Cosas del amor") was born in El Paso on [[July 19, 1941.

Debbie Reynolds, singer/actress was born in El Paso on [[April 1, 1932.
"El Paso" by Marty Robbins was a popular Country ballad released in 1959.

Juan Gabriel started his singing career by singing for passengers on the electric trollies that connected El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.

Fleetwood Mac held their first concert that featured Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in El Paso in 1975. Stevie Nicks attended Loretto Academy in El Paso as a teenager.

Sherman Hemsley from the "Jeffersons" lives here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso,_Texas
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Also the Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
shouldn't publish peoples names, and addresses, what are you thinking?? They are now targets for a good con man.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
build it wrote:
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Don't know where you got your info bro, but Stevie Nicks has NO connection to El Paso. Born in Phoenix, AZ. has never lived here. Adam Duritz of Counting Crows spent some teen-age years here, as did Nikki Six of Motley Crue, as a kid. Many, many other rock and rollers either born here or have lived here.
Stevie Nicks did live here, buddy. She talks about it fondly. I think she went to Loretto.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Gilbert Roland, Latino movie star of the 40s, 50s, 60s.
Gene Roddenberry, creator of "Star Trek"
Lee Trevino, great golfer, lived here for several years.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
How about Cormac McCarthy (spelling?) He lived here for several years and is the author of No Country for Old Men and many other great novels.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
build it wrote:
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Don't know where you got your info bro, but Stevie Nicks has NO connection to El Paso. Born in Phoenix, AZ. has never lived here. Adam Duritz of Counting Crows spent some teen-age years here, as did Nikki Six of Motley Crue, as a kid. Many, many other rock and rollers either born here or have lived here.
Stevie Nicks attended Loretto.
Currently, perhaps the most famous person from El Paso is Alana de la Garza, the ADA from Law and Order.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
The mars volta are pretty famous. not in the US so much but overseas.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
I'm from here. Of course you all know that.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Here's a name that's famous that's synonymous with EP. Don Haskins? Though not FROM here, he did make quite a name for himself. RIP neighbor!

“Out in the West Texas”

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Feb 27, 2010
 
So What wrote:
I'm from here. Of course you all know that.
Yeah we know that but really don't want to admit it.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Don't forget Thomas Hayden Church from Sideways and Spiderman 3!
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Feb 27, 2010
 
ESE wrote:
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Stevie Nicks attended Loretto.
Currently, perhaps the most famous person from El Paso is Alana de la Garza, the ADA from Law and Order.
Interesting, I did not know that about Stevie Nicks, and I'm a big fan Thanks. I'll never look at Loretto Academy the same way when I drive by there, lol.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Interesting article about rockers who live or have lived here in El Paso.

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/culture/2009...
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#21
Feb 27, 2010
 
FYI: White Oaks Avenue is now part of East Wyoming Avenue.

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