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Elizabeth Peña

Actress

Born - 23 September 1959, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Died - 14 October 2014

Diminutive but fiery, dark-haired, bright-eyed, full-cheeked Cuban-American actress who fought hard to avoid the straitjacket of Hispanic roles. In semi-leading roles from the late 1970s, she ran up a formidable list of credits: El Super (1979), They All Laughed (1981), Crossover Dreams (1985), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), La Bamba (1987), Blue Steel (1989), Jacob's Ladder (1990), The Waterdance (1992), Dead Funny (1994), Free Willy 2: the Adventure Home (1995), Lone Star (1996), Rush Hour (1998) Tortilla Soup (2001), Down in the Valley (2005), Adrift in Manhattan (2007), Down for Life (2009), The Perfect Family (2011), Plush (2013), Grandma (2015) and Girl on the Edge (2015), her last. She died from cirrhosis of the liver.