American actor and conservationist. The scion of an old, distinguished California family, Leopold Antonio Carrillo (cah-REE-oh) was born in Los Angeles in 1880. His great-great-grandfather had emigrated from Spain to San Diego, California, where Carrillo spent many of his formative years. His great-grandfather was the provisional governor of California, a great-uncle was three times mayor of Los Angeles, and his father, Juan José Carrillo, served as the police chief and then mayor of Santa Monica, California. Carrillo’s family wanted him to consider the priesthood, but he opted to attend college and earn a degree in engineering. He worked on a railroad construction crew to finance his education.
British playwright, actor, and composer. Personifying the essence of sophistication, wit, and style, Coward was one of the most productive and versatile artists in the history of show business as a playwright, composer, actor, singer, and director.