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Miriam Colon

Actress

Born - 20 August 1936, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died - 3 March 2017

Dark-haired 'Latina' actress of fine-boned facial features, a leading lady who converted to character roles, the best-remembered of which remains her portrayal of Al Pacino's mother in the 1983 Scarface (1983). In Hollywood from the mid 1950s, she ran up scores of credits on TV over the next four decades. Her film appearances include those in Los Peloteros (1951), Crowded Paradise (1956), One-Eyed Jacks (1960), The Outsider (1961), a starring role in Harbor Lights (1963), Thunder Island (1963), Southwest to Sonora/The Appaloosa (1966), The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972), Dr Max (1974), A Life of Sin (1979), Back Roads (1981), City of Hope (1991), The House of the Spirits (1993), Sabrina (1995), Lone Star (1996), Gloria (1999), All the Pretty Horses (2000), The Blue Diner (2001), Goal! (2005), The Cry (2007), Gun Hill Road (2011), the title role in Bless Me, Ultima (2013), The Southside (2015) and On Painted Wings (2017), her last. She died from complications following a lung infection.