The actress has died at age 83 in Los Angeles from heart failure
Actress Shelley Morrison, known for playing Salvadoran maid Rosario Salazar in the television series Will & Grace, has died today at age 83 in Los Angeles (USA) due to heart failure.
Morrison (New York, 1936) achieved great popularity with his character Rosario Salazar, a charismatic employee of the home of El Salvador that showed the millionaire audience of fiction Will & Grace the problems and challenges of immigrants in the US His death occurred at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Californian city, after a brief illness, local media reported.
‘Will & Grace’
She was hired for only one chapter and convinced to be given a fixed character
The actress signed, in principle, for a single episode at the end of the first season of the series, but the audience and the writers became infected with his spirit and made his character fixed in the cast, making him one of the most loved by the audience.
Thus, from 1999 to 2006, Morrison incarnated Rosario as an emperor of the home with character and able to face the whims of the luxurious world in which his employer Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) lived, who depended on her in her day-to-day life. At the same time, the maid had to solve her problems as an undocumented immigrant, with circumstances that still sound in effect, more than 10 years after the end of the series.
“Rosario gave me a wonderful opportunity to be spontaneous and be out there. You just didn’t know if she was going to love you, hate you, belittle you or hug you. People responded to that, ”Morrison said in a 2014 interview cited by The Hollywood Reporter. During the new version of the series, Morrison made a brief appearance in 2016, in which he appeared supporting Hillary Clinton’s campaign to the US presidency.
In addition to her character in Will & Grace, the interpreter developed a career of more than 50 years in which, among other roles, she gave life to a Puerto Rican nun named Sixto who tried to learn English in the series The Flying Nun (1967-1970). He also participated in General Hospital chapters.
Morrison was born in New York, daughter of a Sephardic marriage and raised with Spanish as his mother tongue, which led him to interpret bilingual characters throughout his career.