Emilio Delgado

Birth Name: Emilio Ernest Delgado

Date of Birth: May 8, 1940

Place of Birth: Calexico, Imperial, California, United States

Date of Death: March 10, 2022

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Mexican

Emilio Delgado was an American actor and singer. He was known for playing Luis Rodriguez on Sesame Street for 45 years.

Emilio was born in Calexico, the son of Carmen Rodriguez and Emilio Romero Delgado, who were also born in California, of Mexican descent. Emilio grew up in Mexicali, Mexico, until his family moved to Glendale, California, when he was a teenager. He was married to Carole Delgado, until his death. He had two children, including one with Carole.

Emilio’s paternal grandfather was Jose Emilio Talamantes Delgado (the son of Manuel L. Delgado and Paula Talamante). Jose was born in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Manuel was the son of Jesus Delgado and Paula Losano. Emilio’s great-grandmother Paula was the daughter of Antonio Talamantes and Rosario Moreno.

Emilio’s paternal grandmother was Romualda Romero (the daughter of Antonio Romero and Maria Beltran). Romualda was born in Hedges, Imperial, California, to parents of Mexican descent.

Emilio’s maternal grandfather was named Teodoro Rodriguez. Teodoro was born in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Emilio’s maternal grandmother was Maria del Carmen Rembao Islas (the daughter of Adelaido Ojeda/Rembao and Eulalia Islas). Maria was born in Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico. Adelaido was the son of Andres Rembao and Rufina Magallanes. Eulalia was the daughter of Melquiades Islas and Fabiana Portillo.

Sources: Obituary of Emilio Delgado – https://www.nytimes.com

Genealogy of Emilio Delgado – https://www.familysearch.org

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