Miriam Colon Biography (1945-)

Born in 1945 in Ponce, Puerto Rico; married George P. Edgar, 1966. Addresses: Office: Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Company, Inc., 141 W. 94th Street, New York, NY 10025.

Puerto Rican
Actress, director, producer
Birth Details
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Frederica, In the Summer House, Playhouse Theatre, 1953
  • Esperanza, The Innkeepers, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1956
  • The Puppet Theatre of Don Cristobal, Delacorte Mobile Theatre, NewYork City, 1964
  • The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife, Delacorte Mobile Theatre, 1964
  • Adelita Gomez, Me, Candido!, Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Maria Esposito, Madonna, Matty and the Moron and the Madonna, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Juanita, The Ox Cart, Greenwich Mews Theatre, 1966 , then Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Dolores Gonzales, The Wrong Way Light Bulb, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Mirianne, Winterset, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1968
  • Title role, The Passion of Antigona Perez, Cathedral Church, New York City, then New York City Parks, both 1972
  • Fanlights, Bilingual Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles, 1979
  • Calpurnia, Julius Caesar, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Fifi, Orinoco, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1985
  • Lucy, Simpson Street, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1985
  • Also appeared in The Eagle and the Serpent, Puerto Rican TravelingTheatre.
  • Stage Producer, Except Where Indicated
  • Crossroads, New York City Parks, then Town Hall, New York City, 1969
  • (And director) The Golden Streets, New York City Parks, 1970
  • El Malefico de la Mariposa, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1970
  • Puerto Rican Short Stories, New York City Parks, 1971
  • The Passion of Antigona Perez, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1972
  • Noo Yall, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1973
  • El Medico a Palos, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1973
  • Scribbles, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1974
  • The Innocent, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1974
  • The Guest, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1974
  • At the End of the Street, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1974
  • Arrabal's Ceremony for an Assassinated Black Man, Puerto RicanTraveling Theatre, 1975
  • The Two Executioners, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1975
  • The Oxcart, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1977
  • The FM Safe, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1978
  • Orinoco, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1985
  • (And director) Simpson Street, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1985
  • Director, One Hour Without Television, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1996
  • Also produced and/or appeared in Winterset, La Farsa del Amor Compradito, Los Titeres de Cachiporra, Pipo Subway No Sabe Reir, Ceremonia por un Negro Asasinado, and The Angels Are Exhausted, all Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.
  • Film Appearances
  • Crowded Paradise, 1956
  • Redhead, One-Eyed Jacks, Paramount, 1961
  • Nahni, Battle at Bloody Beach (also known as Battle on the Beach), 1961
  • Anita Goode, The Outsider, 1961
  • Anita Chavez, Thunder Island, 1963
  • Gina Rosario, Harbor Lights, 1963
  • Ana, The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora), Universal, 1966
  • Veronica, The Possession of Joel Delaney, Paramount, 1972
  • Isabel LaNegra, A Life of Sin (also known as Isabel, la negra), 1979
  • Angel, Back Roads, 1981
  • Mama Montana, Scarface, 1983
  • Mrs. Ramirez, City of Hope, 1991
  • Nana, The House of the Spirits (also known as A Casa dos Espiritos, Das Geisterhaus, and Aendernes hus), 1993
  • Rosa, Sabrina, 1995
  • Mercedes Cruz, Lone Star, 1996
  • Edipo Alcalde, 1996
  • Maria, Gloria, Columbia, 1999
  • All the Pretty Horses, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Maria Delgado, One Life to Live, 1996-97
  • Second Maria Santos, The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light), 1999-
  • Movies
  • Eva Talbot, The Meanest Men in the West, 1967
  • Claudina, The Desperate Mission (also known as Joaquin Murietta), 1971
  • Anita Nogales, They Call It Murder, 1971
  • Mrs. Camacho, Dr. Max, 1974
  • Ina Dietz, Best Kept Secrets, ABC, 1984
  • Deadline: Madrid, 1988
  • Berta Pineda, Lighting Field (also known as The Lightning Incident), USA, 1991
  • Somos un solo pueblo, 1995
  • Mrs. Cruz, Mistrial, HBO, 1996
  • Miniseries
  • Streets of Laredo (also known as Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo), 1995
  • Specials
  • Yolanda, Starstruck, 1981
  • Martin Luther King: The Dream and the Drum, PBS, 1986
  • The Puerto Ricans: Our American Story, PBS, 1999
  • Episodic
  • "Desert Seed," Wanted: Dead or Alive, 1959
  • "Death of an Outlaw," Bronco, 1960
  • "The Truly Yours," The Deputy, 1960
  • "Escort Detail," Overland Trail, 1960
  • Lolla Sicueros, "Strange Miracle," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS,1962
  • Kisla, "He Learned About Women," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1962
  • Shona, "Shona," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1963
  • "The Death of Sitting Bull," The Great Adventure, 1963
  • "Massacre at Wounded Knee," The Great Adventure, 1963
  • Maria, "Turtles, Ties and Toreadors," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS,1963
  • "The Empty Town," The Legend of Jesse James, 1966
  • Mercedes, "The Savage Street," The Fugitive, 1967
  • "Reckoning," The Virginian, 1967
  • Trinidad, "Follow Your Heart," The High Chaparral, 1968
  • Amelita Avila, "Zavala," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1968
  • Anita Logan, "To Stop a War," Bonanza, CBS, 1969
  • The woman, "Charlie Noon," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1969
  • Mora, "Chato," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1970
  • Paulette, "The River: Parts 1 & 2," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1972
  • Mignon Anderson, "The Iron Blood of Courage," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1974
  • Julio's sister, "Julio and Sister and Nephew," Sanford and Son, 1974
  • Mothers by Daughters, PBS, 1985
  • "The People Next Door," Highway to Heaven, 1987
  • L.A. Law, NBC, 1990
  • Mrs. Anna Rivers, "The Secret Sharers," Law & Order, NBC, 1991
  • Consuella Montejano, "Day of the Dead," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992
  • Mrs. Santiago, "You Bet Your Life," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994
  • Vanessa Barelli, The Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1994
  • Also appeared in Ben Casey, ABC; Dr. Kildare, NBC.

Further Reference


    • Notable Hispanic American Women, Book 1, Gale Research, 1993.

    User Contributions:

    Porfirio Aguiar,Jr.
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    Aug 7, 2012 @ 1:01 am
    I first saw Miss Colon in the movie The Magnificent Seven; She gave a great performance; I always thought she was a Mexican actress. I saw her years later, has the mother of Al Pacino, in the movie Scarface, again, I was quite impress with her performance. I was wondering if she is going to appear in any movies in the near future. Sincerely, Porfirio Aguiar,Jr.

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