Carmen Zapata

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Birthday
15, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 5, 2014 (86)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 5, 2014 (86)

About

Remembered best for her roles as Doña Luz and Carmen Castillo in, respectively, the children's television series Villa Alegre and the soap opera Santa Barbara, this Latina actress also starred in the ABC sitcom Viva Valdez.

Before Fame

Her earliest screen credits include guest star roles on Bonanza and The New Dick Van Dyke Show.

Trivia

Over the course of her more than sixty-year entertainment career, she made over a hundred television and film appearances.

Family Life

Born to a family of Mexican and Argentine heritage, she grew up in New York City. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, she was married to Ron Friedman.

Associated With

She and actor Ricardo Montalban were founding members of the Screen Actors Guild's Ethnic Minority Committee.

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