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Legendary American Women

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(A rising Tejano, Spanish for Texan, star that died way too young, actually knew no Spanish and had to get friends to teach her so that she could target her audience of heritage.) Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, as the youngest of three children born to a Mexican American father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. and a half-Cherokee Native American mother, Marcella Ofelia (née Samora). She was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. Selena began singing at age three. When she was nine years old, her father launched a vocal group consisting of several of his children, Selena y Los Dinos. They initially performed at a restaurant the family operated,[5] but went bankrupt soon thereafter. They moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, where they performed wherever they could - street corners, weddings, quinceañeras, and fairs. As Selena grew more popular, the demands of her performance and travel schedule began to interfere with her education. Her father took her out of school when she was in the eighth grade. At seventeen, she earned a high school diploma by the American School Program.

Selena was murdered at the age of 23 on March 31, 1995 by Yolanda Saldívar, the former president of her fan club. On April 12, 1995, two weeks after her death, George W. Bush, governor of Texas at the time, declared her birthday "Selena Day" in Texas. Warner Bros. produced Selena, a film based on her life starring Jennifer Lopez, in 1997. Selena's life was also the basis of the musical Selena Forever starring Veronica Vazquez as Selena. In June 2006 Selena was commemorated with a life-sized bronze statue (Mirador de la Flor in Corpus Christi, Texas) and a Selena museum opened there. She has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She is also the only female artist to have five albums in U.S. Billboard 200 at the same time. (Wikipedia) (Hat Iip}
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#2 Birthday Gam Shot 11/12

Cote de Pablo [Chile][Filmography](age 34)

Dimpled Design

Sorry it's been so long Gorb, these are hard to come by.

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#3 Birthday Gam Shot

Rachel Bilson[Filmography](age 32)

Squat Design

Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2013-11-13 01:11||   2013-11-13 01:11|| Front Page Top

#4 Hence the term floppy disks. HEHEHEHE
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#5 Re: Cote's pix behind the pix quote: "So do I." (love them I mean)
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