Category:Peruvian emigrants to the United States
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The following 69 pages are in this category, out of 69 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Joan Collins – Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, DBE is an English actress, author, and columnist. Born in Paddington, west London, and brought up in Maida Vale, after making her stage debut in the Henrik Ibsen play A Dolls House at the age of nine, she trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She then signed a contract with the Rank Organisation and appeared in various British films. In 1955, at the age of 22, Collins headed to Hollywood and landed roles in several popular films, including The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and Rally Round the Flag. While she continued to make films in the US and the UK throughout the 1960s, she also guest-starred in an episode of Star Trek in 1967 named The City on the Edge of Forever, as Edith Keeler. Her career languished in the 1970s, when she appeared in a number of horror flicks, near the end of the decade, she starred in two softcore pornographic films based on best-selling novels by her younger sister Jackie Collins, The Stud and its sequel The Bitch. She began appearing on stage, playing the role in the 1980 British revival of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney. Collins also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1983 for career achievement, in 2015, Collins was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to charity. Since the late 1970s, Collins has written several books, in 1988, she published her first novel, Prime Time, and she has continued to publish various kinds of writing. A member of the Conservative Party, Collins was one of the handful of guests to be invited to the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in April 2013 and her father, a native of South Africa, was Jewish, and her British mother was Anglican. She has two siblings, Jackie and Bill, a property agent. She was educated at the Francis Holland School, an independent day school for girls in London, at the age of 17, Collins was signed to the J. Arthur Rank Film Company, a British film studio. Collins made her debut as a beauty contest entrant in Lady Godiva Rides Again followed by The Womans Angle in a minor role as a Greek maid. Next was a significant role as a gangsters moll in Judgment Deferred. Her big break came when the Rank Organisation signed her for a role in I Believe in You. Other roles to follow included Cosh Boy, Decameron Nights, Turn the Key Softly, The Square Ring and she was chosen by director Howard Hawks to star in his lavish production of Land of the Pharaohs as the scheming Princess Nellifer opposite Jack Hawkins. She finished her Fox contract with the crime caper Seven Thieves and the biblical epic Esther, One notable film release in the 1960s was The Road to Hong Kong, the last road picture of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. She took a hiatus from her career to concentrate on having a family after marrying Anthony Newley
2. Guillermo Acevedo – Known to be an artist-observer with great sensitivity, Acevedo is recognized as a master at recording the human condition. Guillermo Acevedo was born on October 5,1920, in Arequipa, Peru and his father, Sebastian Acevedo Sanchez, was an architect, builder, and visionary. The family moved to the city of Lima when young Acevedo was sixteen years of age. Acevedo studied art at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Lima and later owned and operated La Pelota, in 1959, Acevedo immigrated to the United States as an intellectual refugee. In San Diego, Acevedo transferred his creative success and his love for the arts, while working as an art designer for local companies, Acevedo began to display his paintings and drawings at the weekend art-marts in Balboa Park in San Diego. His works soon caught the attention of collectors hungry for reflections of local beauty, Acevedo participated in the founding of the Save Our Heritage Organization, an organization which seeks to preserve the cultural and architectural heritage of San Diego. Acevedo is considered to be one of the first Latino artists of the 1960s to achieve recognition, in this role, he helped inspire a new generation of Chicano artists, many of whom became his following during the new and growing Chicano Movement of the 1970s. The Park, a site world-famous for its murals and as a center of Chicano culture, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the mid 1970s, Acevedo was honored at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park with a year-long exhibition honoring images of Peru, in 1976, Acevedo opened Acevedo Art Gallery International, first in downtown San Diego, and later in San Diegos Mission Hills neighborhood. The two-story downtown space was the first of its kind in the area, first serving mainly Latino artists, the space diversified and evolved into the Community Arts Center. It served as a space which drew artists of different backgrounds. During these years, Acevedo traveled throughout Europe and South America, in 1977, he moved with his wife Lydia to San Francisco, attracted by the cultural diversity and growing arts scene. He continued to serve as a mentor artist through his San Diego gallery, Guillermo Acevedo died in October 1988. Before his death, he was honored by SOHO for his contributions to arts. August 9,1988 was declared to be Guillermo Acevedo Day by then San Diego mayor Maureen OConnor, media As a master draftsman, Acevedo produced mainly grease pencil drawings, acrylic paintings, and etchings. Subjects Acevedo was particularly attracted to buildings, urban landscapes, and people, works and commissions include renderings of old neighborhood architecture. In San Diego, Acevedo is also noted for his documentation of Barrio Logans canaries. In terms of subjects, Acevedo was inspired by his travels, encounters with native populations
3. Alberto Vargas – Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez was a noted Peruvian painter of pin-up girls. He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists, numerous Vargas paintings have sold and continue to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Born in Arequipa, Peru, he was the son of noted Peruvian photographer Max T. Vargas, Alberto Vargas moved to the United States in 1916 after studying art in Europe, Zurich, and Geneva prior to World War I. While he was in Europe he came upon the French magazine La Vie Parisienne, with a cover by Raphael Kirchner and his early career in New York included work as an artist for the Ziegfeld Follies and for many Hollywood studios. Ziegfeld hung his painting of Olive Thomas at the theater, Vargas most famous piece of film work was for the poster of the 1933 film The Sin of Nora Moran, which shows a near-naked Zita Johann in a pose of desperation. The poster is frequently named one of the greatest movie ever made. He became widely noted in the 1940s as the creator of iconic World War-II era pin-ups for Esquire magazine known as Varga Girls, between 1940 and 1946 Vargas produced 180 paintings for the magazine. The nose art of many American and Allied World War II aircraft was inspired and adapted from these Esquire pin-ups, as well as those of George Petty, the Feds objected, most especially, to the cartoons and the pin-up art of Alberto Vargas. Esquire prevailed in the case went to the Supreme Court. A legal dispute with Esquire over the use of the name Varga resulted in a judgement against Vargas and he struggled financially until 1959 when Playboy magazine began to use his work. Over the next 16 years he produced 152 paintings for the magazine and his career flourished and he had major exhibitions of his work all over the world. Vargas artistic work, paintings and color drawings, were featured in some issues of Playboy magazine in the 1960s and 1970s. The death of his wife Anna Mae in 1974 left him devastated, Anna Mae had been his model and business manager, his muse in every way. He died of a stroke on 30 December 1982, at the age of 86, many of Vargas works from his period with Esquire are now held by the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. It was given those works in 1980 along with a body of other art from the magazine. At the December 2003 Christies auction of Playboy archives, the 1967 Vargas painting Trick or Treat sold for $71,600 and his work was typically a combination of watercolor and airbrush. His mastery of the airbrush is acknowledged by the founding of the Vargas Award, awarded annually by Airbrush Action Magazine, despite always using figure models, he often portrayed elegantly dressed, semi-nude to nude women of idealized proportions. Vargas artistic trait would be slender fingers and toes, with nails often painted red, Vargas is widely regarded as one of the finest artists in his genre
4. Carlos I. Noriega – Carlos Ismael Noriega is a Peruvian and U. S. citizen, NASA employee, a former NASA astronaut and a retired U. S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. Following graduation from school, he flew CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters with HMM-165 from 1983 to 1985 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay. Noriega made two 6-month shipboard deployments in the West Pacific/Indian Ocean, including operations in support of the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force in Beirut and he completed his tour in Hawaii as the Base Operations Officer for Marine Air Base Squadron 24. In 1986, he was transferred to MCAS Tustin, California, in 1988, Noriega was selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned two master of science degrees. Upon graduation in September 1990, he was assigned to United States Space Command in Colorado Springs, at the time of his selection, he was serving on the staff of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Okinawa, Japan. He has logged approximately 2,200 flight hours in various fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, selected by NASA in December 1994, Noriega reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995. He completed a year of training and evaluation, and was qualified for assignment as a mission specialist in May 1996 and he held technical assignments in the Astronaut Office EVA/Robotics and Operations Planning Branches. Noriega flew on STS-84 in 1997 and STS-97 in 2000 and he has logged over 461 hours in space including over 19 EVA hours in 3 space walks. Following STS-97, Noriega trained as the commander for ISS Expedition 6. In July 2004, Noriega was replaced by Piers Sellers on the crew of STS-121 due to a medical condition. While awaiting future flight assignment Noriega served as Chief, Exploration Systems Engineering Division, Engineering Directorate, in January 2005, Noriega retired from the NASA Astronaut Corps, but continues to serve as the Manager, Advanced Projects Office, Constellation Program, Johnson Space Center. STS-84, was NASAs sixth Space Shuttle mission to rendezvous and dock with the Russian Space Station Mir, during STS-84 Noriega logged a total of 221 hours and 20 minutes in space traveling 3.6 million miles in 144 orbits of the Earth. STS-97 Endeavour was the fifth Space Shuttle mission dedicated to the assembly of the International Space Station. While docked to the Station, the crew installed the first set of U. S. solar arrays, mission duration was 10 days,19 hours,57 minutes, and traveled 4.47 million miles
5. Marie Arana – Marie Arana is an author, editor, journalist, literary critic, and member of the Scholars Council at the Library of Congress. She moved with her parents to the United States at the age of 9, achieved her B. A. in Russian at Northwestern University and she is currently Co-Director of the National Book Festival. Arana is a Writer at Large for The Washington Post and she is married to Jonathan Yardley, the Posts chief book critic, and has two children from a previous marriage, Lalo Walsh and Adam Ward, as well as two stepchildren, Jim Yardley and Bill Yardley. Her most recent novel, published in January 2009, is Lima Nights (its Spanish edition was selected by El Comercios chief book critic as one of the best five novels of 2013 in Peru. Aranas most recent book is Bolívar, American Liberator, a biography of the South American revolutionary leader and founder Simon Bolivar The book was published by Simon and it won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography. Arana has served on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle, for many years, she has directed literary events for the Americartes Festivals at the Kennedy Center. She has been a judge for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award as well as for the National Book Critics Circle, Arana was a Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University in 1996 and then again in 1999, an Invited Research Scholar at Brown University in 2008-2009. In October 2009, Arana received the Alumna Award of the Year at Northwestern University, in April 2009, Arana was named John W. Kluge Distinguished Scholar at the Library of Congress through 2010. In September 2009, she was elected to the Scholars Council of the Library of Congress as well as the Board of Directors of the National Book Festival. Arana was scriptwriter for the Latin American portion of the film Girl Rising, which describes the life of Senna, at 17,000 feet above sea level, it is the highest human habitation in the world. The film was part of a campaign to promote the importance of girls education, aranas writing about that experience, which was published in The Best American Travel Writing 2013, was named one of the most gripping and sobering of the year. In March 2015, Arana directed the Iberian Suite Festival Literary Series for the Kennedy Center, in the course of seven programs, she featured more than two dozen Spanish-language and Portuguese-language writers from around the world. In October 2015, Arana was named Chair of the Cultures of the Countries of the South, American Chica, Two Worlds, One Childhood. - a satirical novel set in the Peruvian Amazon, finalist for the John Sargent Prize Lima Nights, - a love story set in contemporary Peru Introduction by Marie Arana. Through the Eyes of the Condor, may WIW Conference Features Washington Post ‘Book World’ Editor Marie Arana, Washington Writer Volume 28, No. Random House. com Off the Page, Marie Arana and Richard Bausch, host, Carole Burns, December 10,2007 Live Online, Book Club Live
6. Clotilde Arias – Clotilde Arias was a Peruvian-American lyricist and composer. S. Arias was born in 1901 in Iquitos, Perú, on the shores of the Amazon and she moved to New York City in 1923 to study music. She married José Anduaga, another Peruvian artist, in 1929 and they settled in Brooklyn and had a son, Roger. By the early 1940s, Arias had divorced Anduaga and moved to Manhattan with her son, in 1942, she became a naturalized U. S. citizen. Ariass artistic talents in music, painting, and composing – including playing for silent movies – emerged early in Iquitos and she achieved scholastic and artistic recognition, with numerous honors. Her perfect pitch and exceptional ability to read made her a highly sought accompanist. Amongst her numerous compositions, Huiracocha may be the best known, according to Ariass own program note, this song is dedicated to the Indian, the Forgotten Man of the Americas. It tells of the sadness of a calling to the ancient god of their forefathers. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Arias gained success as a composer in the advertising industry. She worked for advertising agencies and composed jingles for Alkaseltzer, the Ford Motor Company and the Campbell Soup Company. Arias composed other serious classical songs, including Idilio Roto, as well as songs in the style of the 1930s. Later, she collaborated with composers and writers, including Marjorie Harper, Andy Razaf, Albert Gamse. Best known were her Spanish lyrics to song hits Rum and Coca-Cola, on December 9,2006, Huiracocha was performed at Londons Barbican Hall by tenor Juan Diego Flórez. A separate 2009 performance of Huiracocha on YouTube is also available for viewing, in 2013, Huiracocha was recorded by Ward De Vleeschhouwer on the album Chicha Morada in a version for piano solo. Her lyrical Spanish translation of The Star-Spangled Banner is on display in The Star-Spangled Banner exhibit at the National Museum of American History in Washington, an exhibit with a display of her cultural achievements in the arts and writings opened at the Albert H. Small Documents Gallery September 27,2012, and was on display until April 2013, List of 20th-century American women composers List of composers List of people from Brooklyn List of Peruvians
7. Anthony Atala – Regenerative medicine is a practice that aims to refurbish diseased or damaged tissue using the bodys own healthy cells. Atala was born in Peru, and grew up in Coral Gables, atala attended the University of Miami and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology. He went to school at the University of Louisville where he also completed his residency in urology. He was a fellow at the Harvard Medical School affiliated Childrens Hospital Boston from 1990 to 1992 where he trained under world-renowned pediatric urologic surgeons Alan Retik and he served as the Director of the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Cellular Therapeutics at Childrens Hospital Boston. His work there involved growing human tissues and organs to replace those damaged by disease or defects and this work became important because of shortages in the organ-donor program. Atala continued his work in engineering and printable organs after moving to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Atala led the team developed the first lab-grown organ, a bladder. Atalas work was seized on by opponents of the Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill as a more moral alternative, the company Tengion is attempting to commercialize some of Atalas regenerative medicine technologies. Atala has been recognized for his scientific contributions. The World Technology Award in Health and Medicine, presented to individuals achieving significant, the Samuel D. Gross Prize, awarded every 5 years to a national leading surgical researcher by the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery. The Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Gold Cystoscope award from the American Urological Association for advances in the field. In 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and he was named by Scientific American as a Medical Treatments Leader of the Year for his contributions to the fields of cell, tissue and organ regeneration. Dr. Atalas work was listed as Time Magazines top 10 medical breakthroughs of the year and he serves on the Editorial Board of the scientific journal Rejuvenation Research and the National Board of Advisors for High Point University
8. Jaime Bayly – Jaime Bayly Letts is a Peruvian writer, journalist and television personality. He is the third of 10 children and is known as el niño terrible and he has won an Emmy Award and 2 of his books have been adapted into international movies. Bayly was born to an Anglo-Peruvian family of upper class and he was the first son and the second of the ten children of James Bayly Llona and his wife, Doris Letts Colmenares. A student at Markham College, a British private school in Lima, in his early youth he was coerced by his mother to work at daily newspaper La Prensa of Lima in order to become more responsible through a part-time job. He spent every afternoon after school working in journalism until late, in 1982 he was accepted to the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. After studying for four years, he had to leave the university as he could not pass a mandatory subject and his first television appearance was in 1983 during Peruvian municipal elections, interviewing candidates and politicians. Later on, he began a career as a show host interviewing celebrities. Baylys first late-night show,1990 en America, got the attention of TV audiences, the following year he hosted a copy of David Lettermans Late Show called Que hay de nuevo. also highly popular. During the 1990s Bayly hosted late-night shows in the United States at CBS Telenoticias Network Latin America, Bayly was able to host political program El Francotirador, interviewing candidates to the 2001 presidential election. In that program, he apparently offended several personalities with his political opinions, inspired by the experience, Bayly wrote a book, taking the title from the show. His interviewing style is somewhat incisive, irreverent & controversial leaving him looking calm & collected, in 2006, he supported right-wing Lourdes Flores for presidency. In 2010, Bayly announced he intended to run for president in the Peruvian general election,2011 to succeed Alan García, later that year, he supported leftist candidate Susana Villaran in her successful campaign to become mayor of Lima. As a consequence, broadcasting company Frecuencia Latina cancelled his show, on his U. S. program which airs on the Miami-based MegaTV channel, Bayly is well known for his views which have included sharp criticism of the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chávez. Bayly returned to Peru in July 2013 for an interview hosted by Jaime de Althaus in his program of Channel N, in the interview, he made a statement that he will run for the Presidency under the banner of the party Popular Action. In 2011, he intended to run under various parties like the Christian Peoples Party and he thought once about the Peruvian Aprista Party, but only thinking that is a monarchy because Alan García is sitting there. A week later, old leaders Popular Action agreed on Jaime Bayly candidacy for the party, but it needs to be approved by the bases of the party. His novel No se lo Digas a Nadie inspired a screenplay in 1998 directed by Francisco Lombardi starring Santiago Magill and he wrote other novels, all of them on politics, sexual freedom and friendship. Several of his books contain recurring semi-autobiographical elements, the character for El Cojo is supposedly based on his father who was also crippled
9. Rafael Bejarano – Rafael Bejarano is a champion jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. He trained at the Peruvian national riding school before embarking on his career in 1999. Having met with success, including winning the riding title at Hipódromo de Monterrico in Lima, he emigrated to the United States in the spring of 2002 and settled in Louisville. He got his first win on July 10 that year at River Downs in Cincinnati, Ohio and went on to major wins in Kentucky. In 2004, Rafael Bejarano got his big break when he was the United States Champion Jockey by wins with 455. As part of his 2004 success, on March 12 at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky he won seven races on a single race card, in 2004, his earnings were $12,212,308 out of 1,922 mounts finishing 8th in the national earnings list. In the 2006 Derby he finished ninth on Point Determined and he first rode in the Preakness Stakes in 2004 and got his best result in 2005 with a fourth-place finish on Sun King. In the 2007 Blue Grass Stakes Bejarano scored an upset win with Dominican. Bejarano also won the 2008 Track Meet at Santa Anita and he had a grand total of 67 wins. Also, he won the Hollywood Park meet and Del Mar meet as well, Bejarano in 2008 swept all 5 of the major Southern California titles and for that he was a finalist for the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey for 2008. For his 2008 season he had 266 winners out of 1,290 mounts with earnings of $16,439,729, in 2009, he won the Santa Anita and Oak Tree titles. Then finished the 2009 year with 240 winners out of 1,129 mounts with earnings of $12,403,993