Abraham Quintanilla Jr.

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Birthday
20, 1939
Birthplace
Corpus Christi, TX
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace
Corpus Christi, TX

About

Singer-songwriter and producer best known as the father of legendary Tejano singer Selena. He also managed his daughter's band Selena y Los Dinos, which featured his other famous chlidren.

Before Fame

During the late 1950s, he was a singer for the group Los Dinos. He performed with them for many years before he began working for Dow Chemical full time to support his family. He eventually opened the restaurant PapaGayos, where his children would begin their own performing careers.

Trivia

He worked as a producer on his daughter's 2003 Greatest Hits album and on her 1997 eponymous biographical film.

Family Life

He met his wife, Marcella Samora, after being drafted into the military. They had three children together: Selena, A.B., and Suzette.

Associated With

In the 1997 biopic Selena, he was portrayed by Stand and Deliver actor Edward James Olmos.