CARMEN ZAPATA - DOCUMENT SIGNED 07/29/1971 - HFSID 205069
Sale Price $198.00
The veteran character actress and Hispanic activist fills out a Day Player Employment card for Portnoy's Complaint.
Document signed: "Carmen Zapata", 8½x6.No place, 1971 July 29. Employment of Day Player form casting Zapata in the role of "Mrs. Harero" in the film Portnoy's Complaint at the rate of $350 per day. Form contains her typed address, and she has hand printed her legal residence ("California"), citizenship ("U.S."), marital status ("Divorced") and date of birth. Carmen Zapata (1927-2014) has played over 100 roles on stage, film and television, beginning with the Broadway chorus of Oklahoma! (1946). She has had recurring roles on many TV series, including The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Viva Valdez, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara and Trapper John, M. D. She was "Doña Luz" on the bilingual PBS children's program Villa Allegre (1973-1977). She has been very active in championing Hispanic and other minority acting opportunities, co-founding the Screen Actors Guild Ethnic Minority Committee (with Ricardo Montalban and others, 1972) and the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts. She was named Commissioner of the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (1993), and knighted by King Juan Carlos of Spain (1990). Binding holes in top margin. Lightly creased. Fine condition. A portion of the screen image has been obscured to protect sensitive information. The original document does not contain these concealing marks.
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