Martin Sheen

Ramn Antonio Gerardo Estvez , better known by his screen name Martin Sheen, is an American actor who first became known for his roles in the films, The Subject Was Roses and Badlands , and later achieved wide recognition for his leading role in Apocalypse Now .

Sheen was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of MaryAnn and Francisco Estvez Martinez . During birth, Sheens left arm was crushed by forceps, giving him limited lateral movement of that arm, which is three inches shorter than his right. Both of Sheens parents were immigrants his mother from Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland and his father was born in Parderrubias, Galicia, Spain. After moving to Dayton in the 1930s, his father was a factory workermachinery inspector at the National Cash Register Company. Sheen grew up on Brown Street in the South Park neighborhood, one of ten children . Due to his fathers work, the family lived in Bermuda on St. Johns Road, Pembroke, where five of his brothers were born. Martin was the first child to be born in Dayton, Ohio, after the family returned from Bermuda. Sheen contracted polio as a child and had to remain bedridden for a year. His doctors treatment using Sister Kennys method helped cure him and he regained use of his legs.

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