Luis Jose Santander
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Luis Jose Santander born April 8,1965 is a Venezuelan actor who has reached international fame.Santander was born in the United States and raised in Venezuela. Santander's parents are Venezuelan.
Santander was not an instant sensation, as he had to work hard to become famous. He labored as an actor in small plays around Venezuela when his chance to become famous arrived in 1987. That year, he made his television debut in "Y la Luna Tambien" ("And the Moon Too"), which became a major international hit, reaching important numbers in Puerto Rico, Mexico and Ecuador, among others. It wasn't until 1988, however, when, at the age of 28, he became a teen idol following the smash success of "Nina Bonita" ("Pretty Girl"). This production, which was produced by Venevision and had nothing in common storywise with the latter Hollywood hit "Pretty Woman", was a major hit all over Latin America propelling Sabntander and his female co-star, Ruddy Rodriguez, into super-stardom in the area. The telenovela's title song "Tan Enamorados" also propelled singer Ricardo Montaner into international fame."Nina Bonita"'s success raised both Santander and Rodriguez's rentability in the high-paying Hispanic soap opera world. In Santander's case, he followed "Nina Bonita" with "Maribel" in 1989. While not as successful as "Nina Bonita", "Maribel" was also a large hit for the Venezuelan actor.
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