Shelley Morrison Dies: ‘Will & Grace’ Actress And Fan Favorite Was 83

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Shelley Morrison Dies: ‘Will & Grace’ Actress And Fan Favorite Was 83
Veteran actress and Will & Grace breakout star and fan-favorite Shelley Morrison died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 83.

Morrison’s publicist Lori DeWaal told the Associated Press that Morrison died from heart failure after a brief illness.

The actress’s career spans 50 years but is best known as the sharp-tongued maid Rosario Salazar from NBC’s Will & Grace who would go head to head with Megan Mullally’s Karen Walker, trading verbal jabs and insults. She played the character for eight seasons from 1999 to 2006 and won a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble in a comedy series.

Morrison was born in the Bronx, New York as Rachel Mitrani in 1936. She primarily spoke Spanish and was cast in many Latinx roles. In addition to Will & Grace, Morrison’s resume includes a lengthy list of TV series and films. From 1967 to 1970 She played Sister
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