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Lupe Ontiveros


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Birth Name: Lupe Ontiveros
Born: 09/17/1942
Birth Place: El Paso, Texas, USA
Death Place: Whittier, California, USA
Died: 07/26/2012

Unfortunately, early in her career she was annoyingly typecast as thickly-accented maids or ladies of the evening in mainstream Hollywood fare (e.g., "California Suite" 1978; "The Border" 1981). Still, Ontiveros managed to wring something out of what could have been degrading parts. She found greater success and a wider range of roles working in theater (e.g., "Zoot Suit" 1978-79) and in independent films (notably, Gregory Nava's "El Norte" 1983). Continuing to divide her time between the stage and film and TV, Ontiveros amassed a nice resume and was a recognizable face. With Nava's "My Family, Mi Familia" (1995) she began to assume meaty roles and the director offered her a real plum -- the... Continue Bio >>


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