Latino Celebrities Gather to Honor Hispanic Achievement in TV
By Brian Latimer
Latino celebrities from around the world gathered for The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television.
“I’m so proud to be here tonight to talk about how television gave Latin music a platform like no other," Prince Royce said on stage. "You can’t really separate Latinos from music. It’s part of our essence, part of our soul. And whether you grew up with mambo, ranchera, merengue, salsa, or bachata like me—music has connected all of us across generations.”
Latino actors from dramas, telenovelas, comedies, news programs, talk shows, reality program, sports and musicians convened at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel Monday night to commemorate past Latino trailblazers in television, current standout stars and the future actors.
“Many other talented people were making strides in television when Mom and Dad started," said Lucie Arnaz, daughter of legendary Cuban actor Desi Arnaz. "But mixed with my mother’s divinely inspired comedic know-how and the best writers around, Dad’s heritage — his Latin-ness — was actually, one of the magic bullets that set this show apart.”