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Lupe Ontiveros

WATCH: 150 Times A Maid

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 06.21.2013 | Latino Voices

Lupe Ontiveros longed to play roles that would showcase her talents, like possibly that of union organizer Dolores Huerta. Yet more often than not...

The Academy's Conundrum: Lupe Ontiveros

Chon A. Noriega | Posted 05.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Chon A. Noriega

Ontiveros passed away in July 2012 at age 69 -- much too early, to be sure. Yet she had an astounding career, especially in light of the limited roles available for Latino actors. So imagine my surprise when the Oscars did not include her in the "In Memoriam" segment.

Academy Makes Quiet Move After Ontiveros Snub

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2013 | Latino Voices

It isn't exactly an apology, but it's a start. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added Lupe Ontiveros to the "In Memoriam 2012" ...

The Oscars' Biggest Fail

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.25.2013 | Latino Voices

One of the most awaited classic Oscar moments is the 'In Memoriam.' It's a few minutes dedicated to the memory of those special film stars who die...

A Farewell To Lupe Ontiveros

Alex Nogales | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Alex Nogales

It shouldn't have been so hard for somebody of Lupe's immense talents to be recognized and embraced. The fleeting moment of doubt that I had about Lupe's talents all those years ago is one of the reasons I do what I do today.

Lupe Ontiveros: A Woman of Action

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

Lupe Ontiveros' great talent extended far past television, stage and motion pictures. Indeed, she was a fine actress, but more than that, she was a woman of great action. And she was my friend for more than 20 years.

Lupe Ontiveros' 5 Most Memorable Roles (PHOTOS)

MamasLatinas.com | Posted 09.26.2012 | Latino Voices

The death of legendary Mexican actress Lupe Ontiveros has left us stunned and saddened. After the 69-year-old lost her battle to liver cancer yesterda...

Actress Who Played A Maid Over 150 Times Dies

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 02.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Lupe Ontiveros has died. She was 69. The iconic Mexican-American actress, who is perhaps best known for playing the convicted murderer Yolanda Sald...

Lee Hernandez

A Look Back At The Latinos On 'Desperate Housewives'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Hernandez | Posted 05.13.2012 | Latino Voices

When "Desperate Housewives" premiered on ABC in the fall of 2004, many Latinos instantly fell in love with Gabrielle Solis, an affluent and wealthy La...

WATCH: Latina Actresses Relegated To Roles As Maids And Abuelas

Posted 01.21.2012 | Latino Voices

Teresa Yenque has appeared in seven episodes of "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: SVU", each time as a different character, as reported by Jezebel. She'...

Live on Tape from Our Family Wedding Premiere

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I spoke with the stars from Our Family Wedding, which centers on the marriage between a young African American man and a Latino bride, and asked them to weigh in on the genre and anything I could think of.