Legendary Puerto Rican Actress Miriam Colón Dies At 80

Actress Miriam Colón, best known for her role as the mother of Tony Montana in the 1983 movie “Scarface,” died on March 3 at the age of 80.

The legendary Puerto Rican actress had starred in more than 90 films and more than 250 television episodes. Her husband, actor Fred Valle, told the Associated Press that Colón died in a New York hospital because of complications from a pulmonary infection.

Colón studied acting since she was a young girl in her native Puerto Rico. In 1953, she moved to New York City, where she was accepted into the acclaimed Actors Studio after only one audition.

She became the first Puerto Rican member to join the Actors Studio. Her first acting gigs after moving to New York included theater work and a role on the soap opera “Guiding Light.”  In 1983, she landed a pivotal role as Mama Montana, the mother of Tony Montana (Al Pacino) in the iconic film “Scarface.”

“The mother in Scarface was a courageous woman, a great character,” Colón said in a 2013 interview. “She could not be corrupted. It’s a wisdom and a kind of intelligence that I love.”

Other notable roles include “All The Pretty Horses” and “Goal!” She also played recurring characters on HBO’s “How To Make It In America” and AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” Deadline reports. The pioneering actress received an Obie Award in 1993 for “Lifetime Achievement in the Theater.”

In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Colón a National Medal of the Arts.

Actress Gina Rodriguez tweeted her thoughts on the passing of Colón.

Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and fans.

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Kate del Castillo Gets Intense In New "Ingobernable" Trailer


Kate del Castillo Gets Intense In New “Ingobernable” Trailer

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“I’m not leaving the president. I’m leaving you, Diego.”

A full trailer for the new Netflix series “Ingobernable,” starring Kate del Castillo, was just released and it looks intense. An early teaser for the series hinted at a fractured relationship between del Castillo’s character, Mexican first lady Emilia Urquiza, and her husband, Mexican president Diego Nava Martinez. Standard stuff, right? But if you thought “Ingobernable” would be a telenovela, think again: this is a political thriller through and through. The trailer begins with news reports relaying Urquiza’s unprecedented move: she’s divorcing President Nava Martinez. Soon, we see Martinez plunge to his apparent death, with Urquiza as a witness. Moments later, Urquiza is on the run from the authorities with the help of some sort of agent and a hacker. Who or what is she running from? Is she trying to get away with murder or does she know more than the government wants its citizens to know?

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