Alma Beltran

as Maria in the movie Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night

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Real name is Alma Leonor Martinez
Also known as AllyBella
Was born at 22 August 1919 in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico . Died at 9 June 2007, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA (natural causes)

Beltran started her film career in Hollywood in the uncredited role ofMiss Guatemala in the film Pan-Americana (1945) (1945). From1945 to 2002, in addition to her film roles, Beltran played over 80roles in film and television, often in smaller roles, always as Mexicanwomen, and then later in her career, as family matriarch types orsenoritas. These included guest roles in such popular TV series as "The F. B.

I. " (1965) , "Bonanza" (1959) , "Lou Grant" (1977) , "Knight Rider" (1982) , "The A-Team" (1983) and "The Jeffersons" (1975) . On thebig screen, in film, she appeared in such films as Jubilee Trail, Marathon Man (1976) , Oh, God! Book II (1980) , and mostrecently in Ghost (1990) which co-starred 'Demi Moore' ,'Patrick Swayze' and 'Whoopi Goldberg' , and the 2002 comedyfilm Buying the Cow (2002) . She died in Northridge, Californiain 2007. .

There is some small facts about Alma Beltran:
  • Attractive, brunette actress of stage, screen and radio, born in Sonora, Mexico. In Hollywood from 1945, she was mainly confined to playing small 'south of the border' supporting roles, but kept a busy profile with many TV appearances throughout the 1970's, 80's and 90's.
  • When she and her family moved to California they maintained a good living by means of running a restaurant in Los Angeles.
  • Before she was an actress, she was a radio personality in her native country.
  • Was never a leading lady, she always appeared in supporting roles.
  • Is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California.
  • As a member of the group of Mexican artists in Los Angeles, she participated in music festivals such as the Fiesta de la Raza.
  • Was a registered Republican.
  • Was a naturalized citizen of the United States.
  • She was well recognized to American TV viewers as Mrs. Fuentes, the mother of Julio Fuentes, on the NBC-TV series "Sanford and Son" (1972) .
  • Was a singer with the 'Xavier Cugat' Orchestra in the mid-1940s.
  • When she retired in 2002, she spent the last years of her life voluntarily teaching drama and speech at the UCLA.
  • Her husband, Orlando Alfredo Beltran, worked for over 20 years as a staff member for the Philosophical Research Society, founded by Philosopher, Manly Palmer Hall. His published writings include most notably, "Symbolism of Oriental Religious Art. They wed in 1944 and she used her married name when she began her acting career. She was widowed in 1957, when he died unexpectedly from a heart attack at age 51.
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There is the list of movies, where Alma Beltran was taked part:
1 Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night movie Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night 1977 as Maria
2 The Bottom of the Bottle movie The Bottom of the Bottle 1956 as Cantina Hostess
3 ABC Afterschool Specials movie ABC Afterschool Specials 1972 as Jed's Neighbor
4 Kolchak: The Night Stalker movie Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 as Mrs. Torres
5 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law movie Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1971 as Leonie
6 Stories of the Century movie Stories of the Century 1954 as Crazy Horse's Wife
7 A Garden for Rio movie A Garden for Rio 1996 as Maria
8 A Woman for All Men movie A Woman for All Men 1975 as Juanita
9 Angel Town movie Angel Town 1990 as Neighbor's Wife
10 Blue movie Blue 1968 as Cantina Proprietress
11 Buying the Cow movie Buying the Cow 2002 as Hispanic Woman
12 Candy Stripe Nurses movie Candy Stripe Nurses 1974 as Market Lady
13 Dragoon Wells Massacre movie Dragoon Wells Massacre 1957 as Station agent's wife
14 Firehouse movie Firehouse 1973 as Spanish Lady
15 Ghost movie Ghost 1990 as Woman Ghost
16 Gun Fury movie Gun Fury 1953 as Second Mexican Girl
17 He Walked by Night movie He Walked by Night 1948 as Miss Montalvo - Liquor Store Proprietor
18 Herbie Goes Bananas movie Herbie Goes Bananas 1980 as General's Wife
19 Honeymoon movie Honeymoon 1947 as Nurse
20 House Calls movie House Calls 1978 as Gina
21 Immediate Family movie Immediate Family 1989 as Spanish Woman
22 Into the Night movie Into the Night 1985 as Cleaning Woman
23 Josies Castle movie Josies Castle 1971 as Tijuana Saleslady
24 Jubilee Trail movie Jubilee Trail 1954 as Servant Girl
25 Love Among Thieves movie Love Among Thieves 1987 as Airline clerk
26 Luminarias movie Luminarias 2000 as Mary
27 Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker movie Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker 1989 as Lupe Ybarra
28 Marathon Man movie Marathon Man 1976 as Laundress
29 Mexicana movie Mexicana 1945 as Modern Girl
30 Night Fire movie Night Fire 1994 as Maria
31 Nobodys Fool movie Nobodys Fool 1986 as Jennieva
32 Oh, God! Book II movie Oh, God! Book II 1980 as Rosa, Paula's Housekeeper
33 Pan-Americana movie Pan-Americana 1945 as Miss Guatemala
34 Perfect movie Perfect 1985 as Grieving Woman
35 Red Sky at Morning movie Red Sky at Morning 1971 as Excilda Montoya
36 Santiago movie Santiago 1956 as Cuban Woman
37 Sombrero movie Sombrero 1953 as Party Guest
38 Someone She Knows movie Someone She Knows 1994 as Thelma Lambeth
39 The Loves of Carmen movie The Loves of Carmen 1948 as Trinket Seller
40 The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker movie The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker 1971 as Raquel
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