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Tony Plana pays tribute to the life and career of actress Lupe Ontiveros

Actress Lupe Ontiveros of the television show
Actress Lupe Ontiveros of the television show "Rob" speaks during the CBS portion of the 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 11, 2012 in Pasadena, California.
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Mexican-American film and television actress Lupe Ontiveros, known for her roles in “Selena,” "The Goonies," "As Good as it Gets," and "Desperate Housewives," died Thursday in Whittier, Calif., due to liver cancer. She was 69 years old. Ontiveros was best known for her role as Yolanda Saldivar, who was convicted as the murderer of singer-songwriter of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, in the 1997 film “Selena.” One of Ontiveros’ first roles was as Dolores in Luis Valdez's play, "Zoot Suit," and reprised the role on Broadway, a first for a Mexican-American theatrical production. Actor Tony Plana worked with Ontiveros on “Zoot Suit,” and would also cross paths with the actress in other projects, like “Deseperate Housewives.”


Tony Plana, actor and director.