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Entertainment Veteran ‘Will and Grace’ actress Shelley Morrison dies at 83

04:50  02 december  2019
04:50  02 december  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Shelley Morrison at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in 2003. Her husband said in a statement that she “took pride in portraying a strong, loving “ Shelley ’s greatest pride as an actress was in playing the indomitable Rosario in a comedy series that furthered the cause of social equity and fairness for

Shelley Morrison , who played Karen Walker’s sharp-tongued yet endearing maid Rosario Salazar on “Will & Grace ” from 1999-2006, has died . She was 83 . Morrison died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure after a brief illness, Morrison ’s publicist, Lori DeWaal, told The

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on “Will and Grace,” died Sunday, her publicist said.

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2002, file photo, actress Shelley Morrison arrives to the NBC's television series © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2002, file photo, actress Shelley Morrison arrives to the NBC's television series "Will & Grace," 100th episode celebration at the Falcon restaurant in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. 

Morrison died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure after a brief illness, publicist Lori DeWaal told The Associated Press. She was 83.

Morrison played Rosario Salazar, a maid from El Salvador, in the original run of “Will and Grace” from 1999 to 2006, becoming part of a cast that won a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble in a comedy series.

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Shelley Morrison (born Rachel Mitrani, also known as Rachel Domínguez; October 26, 1936 – December 1, 2019) was an American theater and television actress . Morrison was known for her role as maid Rosario Salazar in the NBC comedy Will & Grace , which she played from 1999 to 2006.

Shelley Morrison , best known for her role as maid Rosario Salazar in the US comedy Will and Grace , has died at the age of 83 from heart failure following a While Morrison was reportedly only meant to be in the programme for a single episode, Salazar proved so popular that she ended up appearing in

Shelley Morrison as Rosario Salazar -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank © NBC Universal, Inc. Shelley Morrison as Rosario Salazar -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank The character, originally written for a single episode, proved so popular in her interactions with co-star Megan Mullaly that she would appear in 68 episodes during the NBC series’ eight seasons.

“Rosario is one of my all-time favorite characters,” Morrison said recently, according to a statement and biography announcing her death. “She reminds me a lot of my own mother, who loved animals and children, but she would not suffer fools. It is very significant to me that we were able to show an older, Hispanic woman who is bright and smart and can hold her own,”

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2000, file photo, Shelley Morrison, from left, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes celebrate their awards for their work in © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2000, file photo, Shelley Morrison, from left, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes celebrate their awards for their work in "Will & Grace" at the 52nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

Before “Will and Grace,” Morrison was best known for playing Sister Sixto on “The Flying Nun” alongside Sally Field from 1967 to 1970.

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Shelley Morrison , a veteran character actress best known for playing the maid Rosario on “ Will and Grace ,” died Sunday at age 83 . She died of heart failure after a brief illness, her publicist told the Associated Press. Originally cast as the maid of Megan Mullally’s spoiled Karen Walker for a single

Actress Shelley Morrison , best known for her roles on "The Flying Nun" and "Will & Grace ," died on Sunday, a representative told Entertainment Tonight. She was 83 years old. Morrison died from heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her publicist, Lori DeWaal, told ET.

She guest-starred on dozens of television series starting in the early 1960s, including “The Fugitive,” “L.A. Law” and “Murder, She Wrote.” Most recently, she voiced a character, Mrs. Portillo, on the Disney animated series “Handy Manny.”

Born Rachel Mitrani to Jewish parents from Spain in the Bronx, New York, in 1936, Morrison spoke primarily Spanish as a child. She was cast primarily as Latina characters, but she played a range of ethnicities in theater, television and film.

Her movie roles put her in casts with Hollywood’s biggest stars of several eras.

She appeared with Dean Martin in 1968’s “How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life,” with Barbara Streisand in “Funny Girl” the same year, with Gregory Peck in 1969’s “Mackenna’s Gold,” with Shelley Long in “Troop Beverly Hills” in 1989, and with Salma Hayek in “Fools Rush In” in 1997.

Morrison is survived by her husband of more than 40 years, Walter Dominguez. 

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Veteran actress and Will & Grace breakout star and fan-favorite Shelley Morrison died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 83 . Morrison ’s publicist Lori DeWaal told the Associated Press that Morrison died from heart failure after a brief illness.

Actress Shelley Morrison , best known for playing maid Rosario in TV comedy Will and Grace , has died aged 83 . Morrison 's much-loved character worked as a maid for Grace 's assistant, Karen Walker, and married her gay friend Jack McFarland in order to get a green card to stay in the country.

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