(CNN)Shelley Morrison, a character actress handiest known for taking half in the feisty maid Rosario Salazar on “Will & Grace,” has died, publicist Lori DeWaal tells CNN.
Morrison died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Heart in Los Angeles from heart failure on the age of eighty three, DeWaal said.
Morrison’s character Rosario became the no-nonsense Salvadoran maid to socialite Karen Walker, played by Megan Mullally, in the distinctive bustle of “Will & Grace” on NBC from 1999 to 2006. Karen became chums with attorney, Will, and interior vogue designer, Grace, who shared a New York Metropolis rental.
“Rosario is one amongst my all-time accepted characters,” Morrison said in a biography launched by her agent. “She reminds me a kind of my possess mother, who loved animals and young folks, however she would no longer endure fools.”
“It is a long way very predominant to me that we had been in a neighborhood to point out an older, Hispanic girl who is radiant and tidy and would possibly perhaps merit her possess,” she said.
She became born as Rachel Mitrani on October 26, 1936 in the Bronx to Jewish Spanish oldsters, per the biography. Spanish became her first language.
She worked for bigger than six decades, guest starring in bigger than a hundred and fifty television sequence, per IMDd.com
. Moreover her feature on “Will and Grace,” Morrison became doubtlessly handiest known for taking half in Sister Sixto on “The Flying Nun” alongside Sally Discipline in the Sixties.
Just a few of her roles incorporated a Native American girl in “Mackenna’s Gold” in 1969 as properly as minor Hispanic roles in motion photographs fancy “Man and Boy” in 1971 and “Troop Beverly Hills” in 1989.
In 1973 she met Walter Dominguez, a writer, whom she married. Through Dominguez, she became spicy by Native American traditions, particularly the Lakota Sioux, the biography said. The couple adopted six formative years via a used Native American ceremony, the biography said. Dominguez, the formative years and varied grandchildren dwell on her.
She’d battled health complications over the years and became a breast and lung most cancers survivor.
An announcement launched by DeWaal said: “Shelley’s finest pleasure as an actress became in taking half in the indomitable Rosario, in a comedy sequence that furthered the explanation of social equity and fairness for LGBTQ folks. She also took pleasure in portraying a fetch, loving but feisty Latina character. She believed that the handiest manner to trade hearts and minds became via comedy.”