Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor who received international recognition. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he took an interest in acting while still in school. Upon completing his studies, Julia decided to pursue a career in acting. After performing locally for some time, he was convinced by entertainment personality Orson Bean to move and work in New York City. Julia, who had been bilingual since his childhood, soon gained interest in Broadway and Off-Broadway plays. He took over the role of Orson in the Off-Broadway hit Your Own Thing, a rock musical updating of Twelfth Night. He performed in mobile projects, including the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.
|Full name at birth||
Raúl Rafael Carlos Juliá y Arcelay
|Claim to fame||
|Date of birth||
9 March 1940
|Place of birth||
Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Date of death||
24 October 1994
|Place of death||
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, Nassau County, New York, USA
|Cause of death||
Terminal Complications From The Stroke
Buxeda Cemetery, Cupey, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Actor, Theatre Artist
6' 2" (188 cm)
172 lbs (78.0 kg)
Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan, Puerto Rico
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