Miriam Colon

Miriam Colon

Highest Rated: 94% Lone Star (1996)

Lowest Rated: 30% The House of the Spirits (1993)

Birthday: Aug 20, 1936

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Míriam Colón was one of Puerto Rico's most beloved actresses, enjoying a diverse career on both stage and screen. Born on August 20, 1936 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Colón first became interested in acting while attending high school in Old San Juan. Thanks to her good grades, she was able to study her craft at both the Dramatic Workshop and Technical Institute and The Lee Strasburg Acting Studio in New York City. After making her film debut in the Puerto Rican film "Los Peloteros" (1953), Colón moved to New York City, where she auditioned for a spot in the Actors Studio, and was accepted into the group by its co-founder, Elia Kazan. In addition to appearances on the New York stage, Colón made many appearances on television, including guest spots on "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009), "Gunsmoke" (CBS, 1955-1975), "Bonanza" (NBC, 1959-1973), and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (CBS, 1955-1960;1962-1964/NBC, 1960-1962; 1964-1965). As the '60s drew to a close, Colón founded the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, an off-Broadway touring theater company who focused on Latino voices and productions. Colón's best-known performance came in 1983, when she was cast as Mama Montana, mother to Cuban drug kingpin Tony Montana (Al Pacino) in Brian De Palma's remake of "Scarface" (1983). In 2014, Colón received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama, shortly before filming what would be her final onscreen appearance: a cameo on the first season of the "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 2008-2013) spinoff "Better Call Saul" (AMC, 2015-). Míriam Colón died on March 3, 2017, due to complications from a pulmonary infection. She was 80 years old.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
68% 73% Bless Me, Ultima Ultima (Character) - 2012
57% 40% The Girl Is in Trouble Grandma (Character) - 2012
65% 68% Gun Hill Road Gloria (Character) $149K 2011
50% 59% Foreverland Esperanza (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 15% The Cry Gloria (Character) - 2008
39% 62% Goal! 2: Living the Dream Mercedes (Character) - 2007
42% 77% Goal! The Dream Begins Mercedes (Character) $4.3M 2005
No Score Yet 42% Almost a Woman Tata (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Diner Meche (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 77% For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Unknown (Character) - 2000
32% 42% All the Pretty Horses Doña Alfonsa (Character) $15.5M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Edipo alcalde Deyanira (Character) - 1996
94% 83% Lone Star Mercedes Cruz (Character) $13.1M 1996
No Score Yet 6% Mistrial Mrs. Cruz (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mayor Oedipus Deyanira (Character) - 1996
65% 64% Sabrina Rosa (Character) $51.6M 1995
30% 72% The House of the Spirits Nana (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lightning Incident Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadline: Madrid Unknown (Character) - 1988
82% 93% Scarface Mama Montana (Character) $656.2K 1983
40% 36% Back Roads Angel (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Life of Sin Isabel (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Max Mrs. Camacho (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 36% The Possession of Joel Delaney Veronica (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Desperate Mission Claudina (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 33% They Call It Murder Anita Nogales (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 48% The Appaloosa Ana (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 29% The Meanest Men in the West Eva Talbot (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harbor Lights Gina Rosario (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 67% The Outsider Anita Goode (Character) - 1961
61% 72% One-Eyed Jacks Redhead (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 0% Battle at Bloody Beach Nahni (Character) - 1961

TV

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97% 96% Better Call Saul Abuelita (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet HawthoRNe Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jonny Zero Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Valeria Santiago (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Anna Martinez (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Paulette Duvalier (Guest Star) 1974 1972 1968-1970 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Mercedes Anza (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Maria (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Eva Rosario (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Maria (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Winema (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Angelita Sanchez (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1959

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