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Shelley Morrison useless at 83 – Will & Grace star who performed Karen’s maid Rosario passes away from coronary heart failure

Shelley Morrison dead at 83 – Will & Grace star who played Karen’s maid Rosario passes away from heart failure


WILL & Grace actress Shelley Morrison who performed Karen’s long-suffering maid within the present has died from coronary heart failure aged 83.

The TV star died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Heart in LA on Sunday after a short sickness, her publicist confirmed.

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Shelley Morrison (left) who performed Karen’s long-suffering maid in Will & Grace has died[/caption]

Morrison performed Rosario Salazar, a maid from El Salvador, within the authentic run of Will & Grace from 1999 to 2006.

The forged for the much-loved sitcom gained a Display Actors Guild award for finest ensemble in a comedy collection.

Morrison’s character was initially written for a single episode.

However she proved so well-liked in her interactions with co-star Megan Mullally – who performed Karen Walker – that she would seem in 68 episodes.

Morrison died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA on Sunday
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Morrison died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Heart in LA on Sunday[/caption]

Morrison played Rosario Salazar (left), pictured with Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally
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Morrison performed Rosario Salazar (left), pictured with Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally[/caption]

“Rosario is one in every of my all-time favourite characters,” Morrison stated not too long ago, in line with a press release and biography asserting her dying.

“She jogs my memory plenty of my very own mom, who beloved animals and kids, however she wouldn’t undergo fools.

“It is vitally vital to me that we have been capable of present an older, Hispanic lady who’s vibrant and sensible and might maintain her personal.”

Earlier than Will and Grace, Morrison was finest identified for enjoying Sister Sixto on The Flying Nun alongside Sally Area from 1967 to 1970.

She guest-starred on dozens of tv collection beginning within the early 1960s, together with The Fugitive, L.A. Legislation and Homicide, She Wrote.

Most not too long ago, she voiced a personality, Mrs Portillo, on the Disney animated collection Helpful Manny.

Born Rachel Mitrani to Jewish mother and father from Spain within the Bronx, New York, in 1936, Morrison spoke primarily Spanish as a baby.

She was forged primarily as Latina characters, however she performed a variety of ethnicities in theater, tv and movie.


Her film roles put her in casts with Hollywood’s largest stars of a number of eras.

She appeared with Dean Martin in 1968s The best way to Save a Marriage and Damage Your Life, with Barbara Streisand in Humorous Woman the identical 12 months, with Gregory Peck in 1969s Mackennas Gold.

Morrison is survived by her husband of greater than 40 years, Walter Dominguez.