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Actress Carmen Zapata dies after long career

Carmen Zapata, an Emmy-nominated actress, was awarded a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Carmen Zapata, an Emmy-nominated actress, was awarded a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.2003 file/Hollywood Chamber of Commerce via AP

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LOS ANGELES — Emmy-nominated actress Carmen Zapata, who started a foundation to promote Hispanic writers because jobs were so scarce for them, has died of heart problems, colleagues say. She was 86.

Ms. Zapata died Sunday at her Van Nuys-area home, said Luis Vela, marketing manager for the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts in Los Angeles.

Ms. Zapata started her career in 1945 in the Broadway musical ‘‘Oklahoma’’ and went on to perform in ‘‘Bells Are Ringing,’’ ‘’Guys and Dolls,’’ and many plays.

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