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Carmen Zapata (1927–2014)

In a career spanning six decades plus, the ever-vital and ever-versatile Carmen Zapata stands as one of the most respected and diversified Hispanic-American figures in the performing arts. The much-admired veteran actress has worn many hats over the years: teacher, producer, translator, lecturer and narrator. Born in New York City on July 15, 1927,... See full bio »

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 2002 Fidel (TV Movie)
Old Woman
 2001 The Sleepy Time Gal
Anna
 2000 The Egg Plant Lady
Rosa Vecino
 1998 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Doña Verano
- Happily Ever After (1998) ... Doña Verano
 1997 The Secret World of Alex Mack (TV Series)
Senora Garcia
- Senora Garcia (1997) ... Senora Garcia
 1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series) (segment: Justice is Served)
 1996 Death in Granada
Lorca's Mother
 1996 Common Law (TV Series)
Rose
- In the Matter of: Acceptance (1996) ... Rose
 1995 A Streetcar Named Desire (TV Movie)
Flower Seller
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Seventh Fairy
- Sleeping Beauty (1995) ... Seventh Fairy (voice)
 1995 Fudge (TV Series)
Mrs. Ruiz
- Ducky Soup (1995) ... Mrs. Ruiz
- Saving Up Is Hard to Do (1995) ... Mrs. Ruiz
 1994 Skins
Roses
 1993 Point of No Return
Judge
 1992 Secrets (TV Movie)
Judge
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
 1990-1991 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
Judge Loyda Cervantes
- The Reunion (1991) ... Judge Loyda Cervantes
- Mother Love (1990) ... Judge Loyda Cervantes
 1985-1990 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Carmen Castillo
- Episode #1.1500 (1990) ... Carmen Castillo
- Episode #1.1399 (1990) ... Carmen Castillo
- Episode #1.1362 (1989) ... Carmen Castillo
- Episode #1.1361 (1989) ... Carmen Castillo
- Episode #1.1267 (1989) ... Carmen Castillo
 1990 How to Murder a Millionaire (TV Movie)
Clara
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Mrs. Rodriguez, Hector's mother
- The Last Gasp (1990) ... Mrs. Rodriguez, Hector's mother
 1989 Homeroom (TV Series)
Mrs. Mendez
 1989 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Judge Patterson
- Grand Delusions (1989) ... Judge Patterson
 1989 Married with Children (TV Series)
Madame Olga
- The Gypsy Cried (1989) ... Madame Olga
 1988 Broken Angel (TV Movie)
 1987 Vultures
Elena Garcia-Lopez
 1987 Daniel and the Towers (TV Movie)
Consuelo Guerra
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Edna Watley
- A Child Is Born (1987) ... Edna Watley
 1986 The Education of Allison Tate
Teresa Aleman
 1985 Foley Square (TV Series)
- Make My Day (1985)
 1981-1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Nurse Lopez / Lopez / Anna
- Go for Broker (1985) ... Nurse Lopez
- Aunt Mildred Is Watching (1984) ... Lopez
- I Do, I Don't (1984) ... Nurse Lopez
- Supernurse (1983) ... Lopez
- Give Till It Hurts (1981) ... Anna
 1982-1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Woman / Mary Begay / Marta
- Stolen (1984) ... Woman
- Who Would Kill Ramona? (1982) ... Marta
 1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mrs. Battaglia
- Hear Me Cry (1984) ... Mrs. Battaglia
 1984 a.k.a. Pablo (TV Series)
Dolores
- The Whole Enchilada (1984) ... Dolores
 1983 The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour (TV Movie)
Grandma Mallory
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Aunt Gina
- Revenge of the Forgotten/Charo (1983) ... Aunt Gina
 1982 Not Just Another Affair (TV Movie)
Judge Mercado
 1982 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Hernandez
- West Side Astoria (1982) ... Mrs. Hernandez
 1982 The Phoenix (TV Series)
Carmelita
- One of Them (1982) ... Carmelita
 1981-1982 Flamingo Road (TV Series)
Lupe
- The High and the Mighty (1982) ... Lupe
- The Explosion (1982) ... Lupe
- Strange Bedfellows (1982) ... Lupe
- The Substitute (1981) ... Lupe
 1981 A Single Light (TV Movie)
 1980 Children of Divorce (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ruiz
 1980 Homeward Bound (TV Movie)
Lorenza
 1980 How to Beat the High Co$t of Living
Mama (uncredited)
 1980 There Goes the Bride
Mrs. Ramirez
 1980 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Martinez
- One Last Ride - Part 5 (1980) ... Mrs. Martinez
- One Last Ride - Part 4 (1980) ... Mrs. Martinez
- One Last Ride - Part 3 (1980) ... Mrs. Martinez
- One Last Ride - Part 2 (1980) ... Mrs. Martinez
- One Last Ride - Part 1 (1980) ... Mrs. Martinez
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
Mrs. Chavez
- Hear No Evil (1980) ... Mrs. Chavez
 1979-1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Mrs. Alverez / Mrs. Alvarez
- The Hitter (1980) ... Mrs. Alverez
- That Old Gang of Mine (1979) ... Mrs. Alvarez
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Landlady
- The Valley Strangler (1979) ... Landlady
 1979 Like Normal People (TV Movie)
License Clerk
 1979 Boulevard Nights
Mrs. Landeros
 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
The Prime Minister
- The Richest Man in the World (1979) ... The Prime Minister
 1978 A Guide for the Married Woman (TV Movie)
Mrs. Garcia
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Mrs. Bellagio
- Flying High (1978) ... Mrs. Bellagio
 1978 Leave Yesterday Behind (TV Movie)
Connie
 1978 Rabbit Test
Madam Nundi
 1977 John Hus
Mother of John Hus
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Clarita
- Lady of the Deep (1977) ... Clarita
 1977 Telefon
Nurse
 1977 Emergency! (TV Series)
Woman Injured in Wreck
- All Night Long (1977) ... Woman Injured in Wreck
 1974-1977 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Customer
- Ed Talks to God (1977)
- New Suit (1974) ... Customer
 1976 Executive Suite (TV Series)
Josepha
- Re: Power Play (1976) ... Josepha
 1976 Shark Kill (TV Movie)
Helena Mendoza
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
- Mariachi (1976)
 1975 A Home of Our Own (TV Movie)
Elena De La Paz
 1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Chambermaid
- Design for Dying (1975) ... Chambermaid
 1975 Archer (TV Series)
Olivera Bronko
- Blood Money (1975) ... Olivera Bronko
 1975 Winner Take All (TV Movie)
Sara
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Mrs. Reynosa
- Elegy for a Cop (1975) ... Mrs. Reynosa
 1975 Boss Nigger
Margarita
 1975 McCloud (TV Series)
Mrs. Moreno
- Sharks! (1975) ... Mrs. Moreno
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
Spanish Woman
- Demon in Lace (1975) ... Spanish Woman
 1972-1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Maria Vega / Mrs. Martinez
- False Witness (1975) ... Maria Vega
- Hall of Mirrors (1972) ... Mrs. Martinez
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
- Pete (1974)
 1974 Sierra (TV Series)
Mrs. Andrews
- The Fawn (1974) ... Mrs. Andrews
 1972-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Luisa / Senora Esquival
- Midwife (1974) ... Luisa
- Tico Taco, MD (1972) ... Senora Esquival
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Ellen Conforti
- Hush Now, Don't You Die (1974) ... Ellen Conforti
 1974 W
Betty
 1974 Those Mad, Mad Moviemakers
Mama Theresa
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Mrs. Revez
- Rendezvous with Terror (1974) ... Mrs. Revez
 1970-1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Sanchez / Carmela Russo / Mrs. Maria Delgado
- Angela's Nightmare (1974) ... Mrs. Sanchez
- Tender Comrade (1971) ... Carmela Russo
- Daisy in the Shadows (1970) ... Mrs. Maria Delgado
 1974 Faraday and Company (TV Series)
Frieda Dupar
- A Matter of Magic (1974) ... Frieda Dupar
 1973 Toke
 1971-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Carmen Lopez (segment "Love and Carmen Lopez") / Serafina (segment "Love and the End of the Line") / (segment "Love and the Logical Explanation")
- Love and Carmen Lopez/Love and the Cover/Love and the Cryin' Cowboy (1973) ... Carmen Lopez (segment "Love and Carmen Lopez")
- Love and the End of the Line/Love and the Growing Romance/Love and the Postal Meeter (1973) ... Serafina (segment "Love and the End of the Line")
 1973 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Leila Dracus
- The Bought Jury (1973) ... Leila Dracus
 1973 My Darling Daughters' Anniversary (TV Movie)
Esther
 1972-1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Mrs. Chavez
- Sweet Harvest (1973)
- Love Child (1972) ... Mrs. Chavez
 1970-1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Maria Lopez / Mrs. Cipreano / Mrs. Encara Flores
- Rampart Division: The Senior Citizens (1973) ... Maria Lopez
- The Parole Violator (1972) ... Mrs. Cipreano
- Log 55: Missing Child (1970) ... Mrs. Encara Flores
 1973 Keep an Eye on Denise (TV Movie)
 1973 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
Aunt Caroline
- The Gift of Terror (1973) ... Aunt Caroline
 1973 Villa Alegre (TV Series)
Doña Luz
 1973 The Girls of Huntington House (TV Movie)
Miss Rodriquez
 1973 Carola (TV Movie)
Mireille
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Grandmother
- Death in High Places (1973) ... Grandmother
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Mrs. Fabiano
- Tarnished Idol (1973) ... Mrs. Fabiano
 1972 The Couple Takes a Wife (TV Movie)
Maria
 1971-1972 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Teela
- Ashes and Urns (1972) ... Teela
- Pepito from Mexico (1971) ... Teela
- Room with a View (1971) ... Teela
 1972 Portnoy's Complaint
Mrs. Harero (uncredited)
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Maria Valdez
- Operation: Deadhead (1971) ... Maria Valdez
 1971 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Mrs. Barteloni
- Murder by the Barrel (1971) ... Mrs. Barteloni
 1971 The Man and the City (TV Series)
Josefina
- Hands of Love (1971) ... Josefina
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Rosa Villacres
- A Matter of Priorities (1971) ... Rosa Villacres
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series)
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Maria
- Gideon the Good (1970) ... Maria
 1970 Room 222 (TV Series)
Mrs. Ruiz
- Just Between Friends (1970) ... Mrs. Ruiz
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series)
Mrs. Mendez
- The Carrier (1970) ... Mrs. Mendez
 1969 Hail, Hero!
Juana
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A singer, she contributed vocals to the song "Te quiero puta!" on Rammstein's 2005 album Rosenrot. See more »

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