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Marin||Cheech Marin holds
one of the largest private collections of Chicano art in the United States. He
is a third-generation Mexican American from East Los Angeles and the 1999 recipient
of the National Council of La Raza's Kraft Foods Alma Community Service Award.
His TV credits include a recurring role on "Judging Amy" and the CBS drama, "Nash
Bridges." Recent films include "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" with Johnny Depp and
"Christmas with the Kranks" with Tim Allen. Since the 1960s, he has been renowned
as a comedian, film actor, director, writer, musician, and art collector. His
1997 release "My Name is Cheech, the School Bus Driver" was the number #1 selling
children's album in the country. A passionate supporter of his community, Marin
continues to bring together painters, sculptors, writers, actors, and musicians.
|Photo from "The
Chicano Collection" opening|
reception at Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles on
6/23/05 (l to r): Wayne Alaniz Healy, Roberto Gutierrez,
David Botello, Artemio Rodriguez,
Chaz Bojorquez, Ester Hernandez, Cheech
Patssi Valdez, and Leo Limon.
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