Tony Martinez (27 January, 1920 - 16 September, 2002) was an actor, singer, and bandleader originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, best remembered for having played the Mexican farmhand Pepino Garcia in the ABC and CBS situation comedy The Real McCoys from 1957 to 1963. Along with Leo Carrillo and Desi Arnaz, Sr., Martinez was among the earliest Latinos featured in regular television roles during the early years of the medium.
Lieutenant Junior Grade Maria Rodriguez Denton, USNR Lieutenant Junior Grade Denton was the first Puerto Rican WAVES officer. Born in Guanica, Puerto Rico, she served from October 1944 to November 1945. Courtesy of the Women in the Military Service for America Memorial Foundation Inc U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.