Raul Julia, Award-winning Actor and Humanitarian

March 9, 1940 is the birthday of Puerto Rican humanitarian, activist and actor, Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay, known as Raul Julia (1940-1994).  Julia starred on Broadway, on television, and in Hollywood films, with work that ranged from Shakespearean drama to the Addams Family comedy.  He earned numerous nominations and awards from the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and the Emmys.  He sponsored young actors and writers and encouraged Hispanic artists and filmmakers.  He supported The Hunger Project and served as chairman of the Joseph Papp Celebrity Coalition for Racial Harmony.