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Carmen Zapata

Actor
Died January 5, 2014 (86 years)
Carmen Margarita Zapata often referred to as "The First Lady of the Hispanic Theater" was an American actress best known for her role in the PBS bilingual children's program Villa Alegre. Zapata is also the co-founder and director of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts in Los Angeles. Zapata took an active part in the Chicano movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Zapata was born in New York City to Julio Zapata, a Mexican immigrant, and Ramona Roca, an Argentine immigrant.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Bonanza
  • Hunter
  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
  • Boss
  • CBS Schoolbreak Special
  • Not Just Another Affair
  • Winner Take All
Known For
  • Boss
  • Boulevard Nights
  • The Mothers of the Plaza of Mayo
  • The Sleepy Time Gal
  • Chicana
  • I Will... I Will... For Now
  • Homeward Bound
  • How to Murder a Millionaire
  • Skins
  • W
  • Those Mad, Mad Moviemakers
  • John Hus
  • Carola
  • Bad Charleston Charlie

Filmography

2002
Fidel · as Old Woman
2001
1997
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series) · as Judge Martinez (segment "justice Is Served")
1996
Death in Granada · as Lorca's Mother
1996
Common Law (TV Series) · as Rose
1995
A Streetcar Named Desire · as Flower Seller
1995
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) · as The Seventh Fairy (voice)
1995
Fudge (TV Series) · as Mrs. Ruiz
1994
The Secret World of Alex Mack (TV Series) · as Senora Garcia
1994
Skins · as Roses
1993
1993
Point of No Return · as Judge
1993
1992
Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series) · as Judge Maria Vargas (voice)
1992
Sister Act · as Choir Nun
1992
Secrets · as Judge
1990
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series) · as Judge Loyda Cervantes
1990
1988
1987
1987
Jake and the Fatman (TV Series) · as Judge
1987
CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) · as Cast
1987
Married... with Children (TV Series) · as Madame Olga
1987
The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series) · as Judge Fuentes
1986
The Education of Allison Tate · as Teresa Aleman
1986
L.A. Law (TV Series) · as Irene Rodriguez
1985
Reel Horror · as Lottie (archive Footage)
1985
1984
Hunter (TV Series) · as Edna Watley
1984
Santa Barbara (TV Series)
1984
A.K.A. Pablo (TV Series) · as Dolores
1984
CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) · as Mrs. Battaglia
1984
Vultures · as Elena Garcia-Lopez
1982
1982
Matt Houston (TV Series)
1981
Falcon Crest (TV Series)
1981
The Phoenix (TV Series) · as Carmelita
1980
Children of Divorce · as Mrs. Ruiz
1980
Homeward Bound · as Lorenza
1980
How to Beat the High Cost of Living · as Mama (uncredited)
1980
There Goes the Bride · as Mrs. Ramirez
1980
Flamingo Road (TV Series)
1979
1979
Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
1979
Boulevard Nights · as Mrs. Landeros
1979
Like Normal People · as License Clerk
1979
Mrs. Columbo (TV Series) · as Landlady
1979
Chicana · as Narrator
1978
Rabbit Test · as Madam Nundi
1978
CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series) · as Mrs. Martinez
1978
The White Shadow (TV Series) · as Mrs. Alvarez
1978
1978
Flying High (TV Series) · as Mrs. Bellagio
1978
1977
Telefon · as Nurse
1977
Billy Jack Goes to Washington · as Undetermined Secondary Role
1977
Fantasy Island (TV Series) · as Aunt Gina
1977
John Hus · as Mother Of John Hus
1976
Shark Kill · as Helena Mendoza
1976
1975
Wonder Woman (TV Series) · as The Prime Minister
1975
The Blue Knight (TV Series) · as Lupe
1975
Switch (TV Series) · as Clarita
1975
1975
Archer (TV Series)
1974
Boss · as Margarita
1974
Those Mad, Mad Moviemakers · as Mama Theresa
1974
Chico and the Man (TV Series)
1974
1974
Sierra (TV Series) · as Mrs. Andrews
1974
W · as Betty
1974
Nakia (TV Series) · as Cast
1973
1973
Kojak (TV Series) · as Ellen Conforti
1973
1973
Toma (TV Series) · as Mrs. Adams
1973
Harry O (TV Series)
1973
The Girls of Huntington House · as Miss Rodriquez
1973
Carola · as Mireille
1973
Barnaby Jones (TV Series) · as Mrs. Revez
1972
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series) · as Aunt Caroline
1972
1972
The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series) · as Mrs. Martinez
1972
Portnoy's Complaint · as Mrs. Harero (uncredited)
1972
Temperatures Rising (TV Series) · as Anna
1972
The Rookies (TV Series)
1972
Emergency! (TV Series)
1971
The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) · as Teela
1971
McMillan and Wife (TV Series)
1971
Man and the City (TV Series) · as Josefina
1971
Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law (TV Series) · as Mrs. Chavez
1971
1971
The Smith Family (TV Series) · as Mama Cisto
1970
Storefront Lawyers/Men At Law (TV Series) · as Teresa Bonilla
1970
McCloud (TV Series)
1969
Hail, Hero! · as Juana
1969
1969
Room 222 (TV Series) · as Mrs. Ruiz
1969
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) · as Rosa Villacres
1969
Medical Center (TV Series)
1969
Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) · as Carmela Russo
1969
The Bold Ones: The Protectors (TV Series) · as Mrs. Mendez
1968
The Mod Squad (TV Series) · as Mrs. Gomez
1968
Adam-12 (TV Series) · as Maria Lopez
1967
Mannix (TV Series) · as Chambermaid
1965
Days of our Lives (TV Series) · as Judge Garber
1965
The F.B.I. (TV Series) · as Leila Dracus
1959
Bonanza (TV Series) · as Maria Valdez

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