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'Selena' co-star Lupe Ontiveros dies at 69
July 27th, 2012
12:30 PM ET

'Selena' co-star Lupe Ontiveros dies at 69

By Lisa Respers France, CNN

(CNN) – Actress Lupe Ontiveros, who co-starred in the hit films "Selena" and "As Good As It Gets," has died, CNN confirmed on Friday. She was 69.

Her publicists told CNN the cause of death was liver cancer.

The Mexican-American actress built her career playing domestic workers, and in a 2009 interview with NPR said she had appeared as a maid more than 150 times in roles on shows like "Who's the Boss." Her near constant gigs made her one of the most recognizable Latina actresses in Hollywood.

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