Elizabeth Pena Mother of Sofia Vegara In Modern Family Dies

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Actress Elizabeth Peña, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, her manager, Gina Rugolo, has confirmed.

The vibrant act who had roles in “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” “La Bamba,” “Lone Star,” “Rush Hour” and “The Incredibles,” was 55.

In addition to her film work, Elizabeth had a recurring guest role on “Modern Family,” playing the mother of Sofia Vergara’s character, and appears regularly on the current crime drama “Matador.” She also directed a few episodes of television shows and was a founding member of the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.

Peña is survived by her husband, Hans Rolla; her daughter, Fiona; and her son, Kaelan; as well as her mother and a sister.

Chioma Halima Olabode

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