Death of Carmen Zapata

July 15, 1927 - January 5, 2014
Van Nuys, California | Age 86

Actress dies after long career
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SUE MANNING, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy-nominated actress Carmen Zapata, who started a foundation to promote Hispanic writers because jobs were so scarce, has died of heart problems, colleagues say. She was 86.

Zapata died Sunday at her Van Nuys-area home, said Luis Vela, marketing manager for the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts in Los Angeles.

Zapata started her career in 1945 in the Broadway musical "Oklahoma" and went on to perform in "Bells Are Ringing,...

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