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Fil-Am child stars in film version of acclaimed novel

LUKE GANALON (right) with Miriam Colon  in “Bless Me, Ultima”

A child actor whose great-grandparents came to the United States from the Philippines in the early 1900s stars in “Bless Me, Ultima,” film adaptation of a novel regarded as the most influential contemporary Chicano fiction work. Luke Ganalon, who said that his paternal great-grandfather is an Ilocano, plays Antonio Marez, a central character in the book by Rudofo Anaya—the father of Chicano literature in English.

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