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 Lupe Ontiveros

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Lupe Ontiveros

  • Birth 17 Sep 1942 El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
  • Death 26 Jul 2012 Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Portal Lawn, lot 812, grave 3
  • Memorial ID 94258133

Actress. Ontiveros, who built her career on playing maids, housekeepers and immigrant characters, will best be remembered for portraying the convicted murderer, Yolanda Saldivar in 'Selena' (1997). Her first TV appearance was on an episode of 'Charlie's Angels' in 1976 and went on to appear in such TV shows as 'Alice', 'Eight is Enough', 'Hill Street Blues', 'Punky Brewster', 'Who's the Boss?', 'Veronicas Closet', 'Reba', 'Caroline in the City', 'Rob' and 'Los Americans'. In 2005 she was nominated for an Emmy for her recurring role on 'Desperate Housewives'. Among films she appeared in were 'California Suite' (1978), 'Cheech & Chong's Next Movie' (1980), 'El Norte' (1981), 'Zoot Suit' (1981), 'The Goonies' (1985), 'Born in East L.A.' (1987), 'Blood In Blood Out' (1993), 'As Good As It Gets' (1999), 'Chuck & Buck' (2000), 'Passionada' (2002) and 'Universal Signs' (2008). Ontiveros, who was an activist for such causes as domestic violence prevention and AIDS awareness, died after a battle with liver cancer.

Bio by: Louis du Mort





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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 27 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94258133
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lupe Ontiveros (17 Sep 1942–26 Jul 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94258133, citing Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .