On Remembering Lupe Ontiveros

Chon A. Noriega’s tribute to Lupe Ontiveros on the Huffington Post makes our list of must read online material. To read more than the brief excerpt below, click on the title click:

By Chon A. Noriega, Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

It’s a conundrum, to be sure. What do you do when your longtime maid dies? After all, she practically raised your children. She cooked your eggs just so, lightly sprinkling them with something red. You asked her what, but you could not make out her response. (Sounded like “tapas”…) So do you send flowers to her family? Does she even have a family? Do you mention it in your year-end letter to friends and relatives? After all, she worked for you for almost 40 years. These are delicate matters. It is what makes life in Hollywood so very challenging……[see full essay at Huffington Post by clicking on link in title above]

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