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40's - 60's Actress, dancer Olga San Juan dies 81

Latina Actress HollywoodOlga San Juan (March 16, 1927 - January 3, 2009) was a Brooklyn-born dancer and comedian of Puerto Rican extraction who was active in films primarily in the 1940s. She was dubbed the "Puerto Rican Pepperpot" for singing and dancing roles alongside Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and others. In 1951, she starred on Broadway in the Lerner & Loewe musical, Paint Your Wagon.

She was married to actor Edmond O'Brien in 1948, divorcing him in 1976, with whom she had three children, including television producer Bridget O'Brien and Maria O'Brien and Brendan O'Brien, both of whom became actors.

She died at the age of 81 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California of kidney failure stemming from a long-term illness.

Olga San Juan with Bing Crosby - I'll See You In Cuba (Blue Skies)

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