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Verdugo in 1955

Elena Angela Verdugo (April 20, 1925[1] – May 30, 2017) was an American actress. She began in movies at the age of five in Cavalier of the West (1931). She had a starring role as a singer in 1957 musical comedy Panama Sal. Her career in radio, television, and movie lasted from 1931 through 1985.

Verdugo was known for her role as Nurse Consuelo Lopez in the ABC series Marcus Welby, M.D., which ran from 1969 to 1976. In 1971-72, Verdugo was nominated for Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama category. Both nominations were for her performances on Marcus Welby, M.D.[2]

Verdugo has a star at 1709 Vine Street in the Television section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was dedicated on February 8, 1960.[3]

Verdugo was born in Paso Robles, California. She married Charles R. Marion from 1946 until they divorced in 1955. Then, she married Charles R. Rosewall from 1972 until his death in 2012. She had one child with Marion.

Verdugo died on May 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California from natural causes at the age of 92.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Elena Verdugo profile". The New York Times. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  2. "("Elena Verdugo" search results)". EMMY Awards. Television Academy. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  3. "Elena Verdugo". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  4. Elena Verdugo, Emmy-Nominated Actress on 'Marcus Welby, M.D.,' Dies at 92

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