Miriam Colon

Miriam Colon

Actress; founder and director of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
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Miriam Colon

Míriam Colón (born Míriam Colón Valle; August 20, 1936 – March 3, 2017) was a Puerto Rican actress. Colón was the founder and director of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York City. Beginning her career in the early 1950s, Colón started performing on Broadway, later moving into television. Known for appearances on various television shows from the 1960s through the 2010s, Colón was perhaps best known for her role as Mama Montana in the 1983 crime film Scarface. In 2014, Colón received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama. Colón died of complications from a pulmonary infection on March 3, 2017, at the age of 80.

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Full name at birth
Miriam Colon Valle
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Claim to fame
Scarface
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Date of birth
20 August 1936
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Place of birth
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Date of death
3 March 2017
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Albuquerque, NM, USA
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Complications from a pulmonary infection
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$5,000,000 USD
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High school
Román Baldorioty de Castro High School in Old San Juan
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  • Dramatic Workshop and Technical Institute (NYC)
  • The Lee Strasburg Acting Studio (NYC)
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