In Memory

Armando Nevarez, Jr.

Armando Nevarez, Jr.

Beginning his career as a dresser for the ABC network variety program The Julie Andrews Show, Armando Nevarez eventually became a costumer and wardrobe man before becoming an actor. A native of El Paso, Texas, Nevarez studied dancing and acting at the University of Texas, El Paso. During the mid-70s, he worked in the NBC network wardrobe department. It was during that time that he launched his acting career and appeared in the films Lepke (1975), The Wild Party (1974), and Four Deuces (1974). Nevarez next spent time as road manager and wardrobe man for comedian Richard Pryor and then went back to ABC to work in costumes. Nevarez later wrote and produced educational videos about AIDS. He founded his own production company, ANAMR Media, with his partner Antonio Mejiias-Rentas. Nevarez also found the Hispanic Academy of Media Arts & Sciences and served as the director of the first Latino International Film & Video Festival that was held in Los Angeles and El Paso in 1995. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi



 
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06/06/10 01:09 AM #1    

Debbie Rechy (Camacho)

What can you say about "Mando"?  He was a colorful character with so much life.  He and Rudy Lama were such good friends.  Rudy was my campaign manager when I ran for varsity cheerleader.  Mando ran Tita's campaign.  The four of us had a lot of planning sessions together since the guys were so close.  We had a blast.  He is missed.


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