Shelley Morrison, a veteran character actress best known for playing the maid Rosario on “Will and Grace,” died Sunday at age 83.
She died of heart failure after a brief illness, her publicist told the Associated Press.
Originally cast as the maid of Megan Mullally’s spoiled Karen Walker for a single episode, she parlayed it into a recurring role in 68 episodes of the NBC sitcom between 1999 and 2006. She was part of the cast that was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2002 and 2004.
She first rose to prominence in the 1960s in series like the Western “Laredo” and “The Flying Nun,” in which she played a malaprop-prone Puerto Rican nun opposite Sally Field’s high-flying novice.
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