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Miriam Colon, Latina Film and Theater Pioneer Known for ‘Scarface,’ Dies at 80

4 March 2017 9:16 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Puerto Rican actress Miriam Colon, best known for playing Al Pacino’s mother in the 1983 film “Scarface,” has died. She as 80.

Her husband told the AP that Colon died on Friday following medical complications from a pulmonary infection.

While perhaps best known for appearing in Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone star-studded remake of the 1932 gangster film, Colon made her mark on the entertainment community through various film and television roles, as well as founding the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York.

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Colon began acting in high school and local plays until 1953 when she became the first Puerto Rican to enroll in the famed Actors Studio, founded by Elia Kazan.

During her early career, Colon appeared in television shows including “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and westerns such as “Gunsmoke,” and “Bonanza.” With several Broadway credits to her name, in the »

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Miriam Colón Dies: Al Pacino’s Mom In ‘Scarface’, Latino Theater Founder Was 80

3 March 2017 8:24 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Miriam Colón, the Puerto Rican-born actress whose roles over a seven-decade career included playing Al Pacino’s mother in Brian De Palma’s Scarface and who launched the influential Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York, died Friday at age 80. Her husband told the Associated Press that Colon died owing to complications from a pulmonary infection. Colón came to Los Angeles in the early 1950s and attended the Actors Studio. Her early TV credits included everything from P… »

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Miriam Colón Dies: Al Pacino’s Mom In ‘Scarface’, Latino Theater Founder Was 80

3 March 2017 8:24 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Miriam Colón, the Puerto Rican-born actress whose roles over a seven-decade career included playing Al Pacino’s mother in Brian De Palma’s Scarface and who launched the influential Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York, died Friday at age 80. Her husband told the Associated Press that Colon died owing to complications from a pulmonary infection. Colón came to Los Angeles in the early 1950s and attended the Actors Studio. Her early TV credits included everything from P… »

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