Thursday, October 16, 2014

Elizabeth Pena Has Died

More sad news. Actress Elizabeth Pena, most known for her role in La Bamba, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 55 from natural causes. Far too young.

Pena's resume was huge, the result of a successful career spanning 40 years. Besides La Bamba, she appeared in Lone Star, Jacob's Ladder, and Rush Hour, just to name a few. Most recently she played the mother of Sophia Vergara's character on Modern Family. She will be missed. 

24 comments:

sandybrook said...

Highly underrated RIP.

Bacon Ranch said...

RIP beautiful lady

auntliddy said...

This stinks. Rest in peace and good journey, elizabeth.

Dolphy said...

RIP Elizabeth. She was a great actress---I'll always remember her in Lone Star.

Gayeld said...

I read about this last night. Very sad. I've always loved her in everything I saw her in, starting with Batteries Not Included.

crila16 said...

How do you die of natural causes at the age of 55. There had to be an illness of some sort. Otherwise...I can't see it being natural.

Its just U said...

Such sad news. I always liked her. I'll miss her voice.

Vera Christina said...

Very sad news, she was lovely.

Also, not old enough to play Vergaras mother! they are only 12 years apart!

AKM said...

I actually liked "I Married Dora" with a young Juliette Lewis. RIP.

Catsup said...

So sad. Loved her in Lone Star. I always thought of her as a Latina Barbara Stanwyk. Weird, I know, but they actually had similar voices and facial structure.

Sabrina said...

@Crila16, heart attack, for example, or an aneurysm.

Love her very much, and as far as I've heard, she was a very nice person.

Beetlejuice said...

Classic movie!

Beetlejuice said...

RIP

parissucksliterally said...

So beautiful, so underrated.

RIP


:(

Virginia Staley said...

:^(

crila16 said...

Annalynn McCord/Dallas Reboot.

Annalynn doesn't really have anything coming up, except for Killer Photo.

Meg said...

55 isn't old, but it isn't too young for a heart attack, stroke, aneurism, etc.

I liked her. RIP and sympathies to her family.

bookjacket said...

Her scenes with Chris Cooper in Lone Star have stuck in my mind all these years. Among the most fully-present moments Ive seen on film.

bookjacket said...

Wow. That is so accurate. They could elicit respect for their characters seemingly without effort.

JoElla said...

I think I read she had a 'brief illness'

this makes me so sad. She was so young.

8====D KermitGossnellKnobjob said...

RIP.

Ginger said...

My thoughts exactly! I'm curious about how she died. So sad.

kit said...

Oh wow, hadn't seen this. This sucks. She was great in Lone Star and a great 'straight' man in Rush Hour.

bookjacket said...

Natural causes means not homicide suicide or catastrophic accident. It means illness.

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