Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicCelebrities · 1 decade ago

Who is a famous deceased latino/a?

I am going to have to build an altar for dia de los muertes (Day of the Dead) in my spanish class. i cant choose walf disney and whoever played ricky ricardo. Could you tell me their name and how they are famous?? Purty Please.


O and BTW Selena wasnt shot by her manager, she was killed by the president of her fan club

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  • 1 decade ago
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    i'm not sure if all of these people are deceased (many are though), but here's some people to choose from. My favorite is the artist Salvador Dali'.

    Abderraman III -- Statesman

    Adriano, Publio Elio -- Roman Emperor

    Aguirre, Lope de -- Explorer

    Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de -- Writer

    Alarcón, Juan Ruiz de -- Writer

    Alba, Duke of -- Statesman

    Albéniz, Isaac -- Musician

    Alberti, Rafael -- Poet

    Albucarsis -- Scientist

    Aleixandre, Vicente -- Poet

    Alfonso X "El Sabio" -- King

    Allende, Isabel -- Writer

    Alonso, Dámaso -- Poet

    Alvarado, Pedro de -- Explorer

    Alvarez Quintero, Serafín y Joaquín -- Writers

    Asturias, Miguel Angel -- Writer

    Austria, Don Juan de -- Admiral

    Avenzoar -- Scientist

    Avicena, Ibn-Sina -- Scientist

    Balboa, Vasco Núñez -- Explorer

    Ballesteros, Severiano -- Sportsman

    Baroja, Pío -- Writer

    Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo -- Poet

    Benavente y Martínez, Jacinto -- Writer

    Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente -- Writer

    Bolívar, Simón -- Statesman

    Borges, Jorge Luis -- Writer

    Buero Vallejo, Antonio -- Playwright

    Bustamante, Sir Alexander -- Statesman

    Bustamante, Anastasio -- Statesman

    Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar Núñez -- Explorer

    Calderón de la Barca, Pedro -- Writer

    Calles, Plutarco Elías -- Statesman

    Capablanca, José Raúl - Sportsman

    Casals, Pablo -- Musician

    Cela, Camilo José -- Writer

    Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de -- Writer

    Chávez, César -- Activist

    Cisneros, Cardenal -- Writer, Statesman

    Clemente Orozco, José -- Painter

    Colón, Cristóbal -- Explorer

    Coronado, Pedro Vázquez de -- Explorer

    Cortázar, Julio -- Writer

    Cortés, Hernán -- Explorer, conqueror

    Cruz, Celia - Musician

    Cugat, Xavier -- Musician

    Dalí, Salvador -- Painter

    Darío, Rubén -- Poet

    DeAnza, Juan Bautista -- Explorer

    De la Cierva, Juan -- Scientist

    De la Cruz, Sor Juana Inés -- Writer

    De la Cruz, San Juan -- Writer

    De la Vega, Garcilaso -- Writer

    De las Casas, Bartolomé -- Writer

    De León, Fray Luis -- Writer

    De Jesús, Teresa -- Mystic

    De Rojas, Fernando -- Writer

    De Soto, Hernando -- Explorer

    Diego, Gerardo -- Poet

    Disney, Walt -- Artist

    Domingo, Plácido -- Musician

    Echegaray, José -- Writer

    Elcano, Juan Sebastián -- Explorer

    "El Greco", Domenico Theotocopoulos -- Painter

    Espinel, Vicente -- Writer/Musician

    Falla, Manuel de -- Musician

    Farragut, David -- U.S. Military

    Felipe II -- King

    Finlay, Carlos -- Scientist

    Franco, Francisco -- Statesman

    Fuentes, Carlos -- Writer

    Gabriel y Galán, José María -- Poet

    Gálvez, Bernardo de -- Statesman

    García Robles, Alfonso -- Statesman

    García Márquez, Gabriel -- Writer

    García Lorca, Federico -- Poet

    Garcilaso de la Vega, El Inca -- Writer

    Gardel, Carlos -- Musician

    Gaudí, Antoni -- Arquitect

    Góngora, Luis de -- Writer

    Goya, Francisco de -- Painter

    Gracián, Baltasar -- Writer

    Granados, Enrique -- Musician

    Gris, Juan -- Painter

    Guevara, Ernesto "Ché" -- Revolutionary

    Hayworth, Rita -- Actress

    Hidalgo y Costilla, Miguel -- Cleric and Statesman

    Houssay, Bernardo -- Scientist

    Ibarruri, Dolores -- Politician

    Infante, Pedro -- Singer

    Ingenieros, José -- Writer

    Jiménez, Juan Ramón -- Writer

    Jobim, Antonio Carlos -- Musician

    Juárez, Benito -- Statesman

    Kahlo, Frida -- Painter

    Lara, Agustín -- Musician

    Lecuona, Ernesto - Musician

    Leloir, Luis Federico -- Scientist

    Llorens Torres, Luis -- Writer

    Llull, Ramón -- Writer

    Lope de Vega, Francisco -- Writer

    López, Ruy -- Sportsman

    Loyola, San Ignacio de -- Writer

    Lucano -- Writer

    Machado, Antonio -- Poet

    Madariaga, Salvador de -- Writer

    Maimónides -- Writer, philosopher

    Maradona, Diego -- Sporstman

    Marañón, Gregorio -- Writer

    Martí, José -- Writer, revolutionary

    Menchú, Rigoberta -- Activist

    Menéndez Pelayo, Marcelino -- Writer

    Menéndez Pidal, Ramón -- Writer

    Miró, Joan -- Painter

    Milstein, César -- Scientist

    Mistral, Gabriela -- Writer

    Molina, Mario -- Scientist

    Montalbán, Ricardo -- Actor

    Monturiol, Narciso -- Scientist

    Moreno, Rita -- Actress

    Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban -- Painter

    Nebrija, Elio Antonio de -- Writer

    Negrete, Jorge -- Musician

    Neruda, Pablo -- Poet

    Nerva -- Writer

    Ochoa, Severo -- Scientist

    Ochoa, Ellen -- Scientist

    Oñate, Juan de -- Explorer

    Ortega, Juan -- U.S. Military

    Ortega y Gasset, José -- Writer

    Pardo Bazán, Emilia -- Writer

    Paz, Octavio -- Writer

    Pérez de Cuéllar, Javier -- Statesman

    Pérez Esquivel, Adolfo -- Statesman

    Pérez Galdós, Benito -- Writer

    Perón, Juan Domingo -- Statesman

    Picasso, Pablo -- Painter

    Pinzón, Martín Alonso -- Explorer

    Pizarro, Francisco -- Explorer

    Ponce de León, Juan -- Explorer

    Puente, Tito -- Musician

    Queen Isabella of Castille -- Queen

    Quevedo, Francisco de -- Writer

    Quintiliano -- Writer

    Ramón y Cajal, Santiago -- Scientist

    Rivera, Diego -- Painter

    Rodrigo, Joaquín -- Musician

    Roland, Gilbert -- Actor

    Romero, César -- Actor

    Rojas Zorrilla, Francisco de -- Writer

    Ruiz, Juan -- Writer

    Saavedra Lamas, Carlos -- Statesman

    Salinas, Angela -- U.S. Military

    San Martín, José de -- Statesman

    Sánchez-Vicario, Arantxa -- Sportswoman

    San Isidoro de Sevilla -- Bishop, Statesman

    Santana, Carlos -- Musician

    Santayana, George -- Writer

    Segovia, Andrés -- Musician

    Séneca, Lucio Anneo -- Writer

    Serra, Fray Junípero -- Priest and Explorer

    Servet, Miguel -- Scientist

    Siqueiros, David Alfaro -- Painter

    Tapies, Antoni -- Painter

    Tárrega, Francisco de -- Musician

    Teodosio I the Great-- Roman Emperor

    Tirso de Molina, (Fray Gabriel Téllez) -- Writer

    Trajano, Marco Ulpio -- Roman Emperor

    Treviño, Jesse -- Painter

    Treviño, Lee -- Sportsman

    Unamuno, Miguel de -- Writer

    Valdivia, Pedro de -- Explorer

    Valenzuela, Fernando -- Sportsman

    Valle Inclán, Ramón del -- Writer

    Vargas Llosa, Mario -- Writer

    Velázquez, Diego -- Painter

    Villa, Pancho -- Revolutionary

    Viriato -- Statesman

    Zapata, Emiliano -- Statesman

    Zorrilla, José -- Writer

    Zurbarán -- Painter

    Source(s): and I've studied Spanish and Latino culture for nearly 20 years
  • 1 decade ago

    Selena Quitanilla Perez

  • 1 decade ago

    I would do an altar for either Frida Khalo or Diego Rivera. Both were hugely talented artists and you might even be able to find some "Frida muertos" online.

    If you wanted to do someone who had political influence, try Che Guevarra or Pancho Villa. Both were men who died for the causes about which they were passionate.

    By the way, Walt Disney was not Latino.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ricky Ricardo was played by Desi Arnes. Celia Cruz is another famous deceased Latino. Jose Marti, there's a bunch of them.

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    Ricky Ricardo was played by Desi Arnez..... Luicille Ball's husband in real life AND on the old I Love Lucy show. You could use Ricardo Montalbaln---he played Mr. Roark the proprietor of FANTASY ISLAND on the old TV show called FANTASY ISLAND.... he was also a Movie actor ---last famous role was that of Khan in the Star Trek Movie---The Wrath of Khan... There is also Julio and Enrique Igesias who are both very famous singers.... (father and son)...these men are all still alive however....except of COURSE Desi Arnez.... FERNANDO LAMAS was a famous actor married to Esther Williams who was also a famous actress and swimmer and they had a son who is a famous actor---Lorenzo Lamas...Fernando was in MANY old movies--he died many years ago...

  • 1 decade ago

    Selena, a pop singer, was killed by her "manager" (gun shot) because she (the manager) was caught embezzling money from Selena's business and was fired. The manager went "postal". There is a book and a movie about her. She would be well known to the Hispanic community.

  • Freddy Prinze- he was an actor on the show "Chico & the Man" in the 1970's.

    Oh, and Desi Arnaz played Ricky Ricardo.

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