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July 25, 1987 | CRAIG MODDERNO
The initial impression you get from talking with Elizabeth Pena is that she's extremely ambitious. The chain-smoking 25-year-old Cuban-born actress comes across in a luncheon interview as an entertainer who regards sincerity and charm as mere props in the process of getting a role. But whatever method she's using, it's producing immediate results.
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September 30, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
First-time writer-director Renee Chabria's sincerity and commitment to "Sueno" are so complete they override its sentimental streak and some overly familiar plotting. Chabria inspires her cast to reveal the kindness and caring in her characters in a most endearing manner. "Sueno," which means "dream" in Spanish, is a sweet-natured film, steeped in richly varied and seductive Latin music.
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May 24, 1993 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Husky-voiced Elizabeth Pena, whose varied acting credits range from the sultry maid in "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" to the title role in the American Conservatory Theatre's recent production of "Antigone," is relishing her latest role--as the creator/director of a project that puts others in the spotlight and aims to give Latino children an expanded vision of their world.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1993 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Husky-voiced Elizabeth Pena, whose varied acting credits range from the sultry maid in "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" to the title role in the American Conservatory Theatre's recent production of "Antigone," is relishing her latest role--as the creator/director of a project that puts others in the spotlight and aims to give Latino children an expanded vision of their world.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
First-time writer-director Renee Chabria's sincerity and commitment to "Sueno" are so complete they override its sentimental streak and some overly familiar plotting. Chabria inspires her cast to reveal the kindness and caring in her characters in a most endearing manner. "Sueno," which means "dream" in Spanish, is a sweet-natured film, steeped in richly varied and seductive Latin music.
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June 21, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Latino Awards: The seventh annual Imagen Hispanic Media Awards will be handed out at a luncheon today at the Beverly Wilshire. Cesar Romero will received a lifetime achievement award at the ceremony, which will be emceed by Jimmy Smits and Elizabeth Pena.
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May 3, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
For Latino Theater: Andy Garcia, Raul Julia and Martin Sheen will read monologues tonight at a fund-raiser for the Latino Classical Repertory at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Ruben Blades, Culture Clash, Jimmy Smits and Elizabeth Pena are expected to attend the event. The repertory group, in residence at Cal State Los Angeles, aims to expose the Latino community to classical theater.
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August 20, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Latino Favorites: Singer Gloria Estefan took honors for both entertainer of the year and song of the year at the "Desi Entertainment Awards" Monday night at the Wiltern Theatre. Edward James Olmos, Celia Cruz and Andy Garcia won film favorite awards, while Jimmy Smits, Joanna Kerns and Elizabeth Pena were the television favorites. The awards recognize Latino contributions in the entertainment industry. Special achievement awards went to Olmos, Ricardo Montalban and Jose Jose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1986
The names of three more people killed in the Aug. 31 collision of an Aeromexico DC-9 jetliner and a private plane over Cerritos were released Sunday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The three victims, all aboard the DC-9, were: - Guadalupe Lopez, 34, Navojoa, Mexico. - Elizabeth Pena, 11, Los Angeles. - Hector Valencia, 26, Mexico City, co-pilot. The names bring the total number of positively identified victims to 62, said coroner's spokesman Bill Gold.
NEWS
June 13, 1991
Scholarship Banquet--Comision Femenil de Los Angeles will honor U.S. Surgeon General Antonia Novello and 10 local women involved in the health sciences; to benefit the organization's scholarship fund; Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles; June 20; 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner; (213) 340-3786 ($100).
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 1987 | JOHN VOLAND
You may have heard this before concerning performers, but Robert Downey Jr. is really much happier firing off puns and quips about the world's foibles than addressing his own hopes and fears. The 22-year-old son of director Robert Downey Sr. ("Putney Swope") gets through an interview all right (and then some) but he insists an actor's temperament is more suited to observation than self-revelation.
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August 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The state is set to defy the World Court and anger Mexico by executing a Mexican national who was not informed of his right to consular services after his arrest. Jose Medellin received a death sentence for the 1993 rape and murder of 16-year-old Elizabeth Pena in Houston. The World Court last month ordered the U.S. to "take all measures necessary" to halt the execution of five Mexicans until it makes a final judgment in the dispute. Medellin is the first of those scheduled to die. Alison Castle, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry, said he would probably make his decision Tuesday.
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