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American actress Elizabeth Pena passed away

Oct 16, 2014 16:41 IST

American actress Elizabeth Pena died on 14 October 2014 in Los Angeles following a brief illness. She was 55.


Elizabeth Pena
•    Born in New Jersey, Elizabeth Pena graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in New York City.
•    Pena began her career in 1978 with Leon Ichaso's film El Super.
•    She has appeared in films such as La Bamba, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Jacob's Ladder, Lone Star and Rush Hour.
•    Pena was also noted for having starred in a sitcom I Married Dora in 1987 as Dora Calderon, the title character.
•    Pena provided the voice of the character Mirage in Pixar's animated film The Incredibles in 2004.
•    Recently, she played Sofía Vergara's mother role on ABC's Emmy-winning series Modern Family.

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Who: Elizabeth Pena

Where: Los Angeles

What: died

When: 16 October 2014

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