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Is the Spanish maid on Will & ...

Question: Is the Spanish maid on Will & Grace the same person who played one of the nuns on The Flying Nun? She reminds me of Sister Sixto.Answer: And for good reason, since both roles are on actress Shelley Morrison's resume. Younger viewers know the Bronx native only as El Salvadoran housekeeper Rosario, who takes no flak from snotty Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) on the hit NBC comedy. However, Morrison has enjoyed a 40-year-plus acting career and her credits include not only Puerto Rican nun Sister Sixto on The Flying Nun, which ran on ABC from 1967 to 1970, but also more than 150 TV guest spots, 65-plus plays and big-screen roles in such movies as Fools R read more

I was very excited to be able...

I was very excited to be able to write about attending tonight's West Coast season-premiere live broadcast. I've been anticipating this for weeks, ever since I knew I was going. A good friend works on the show, so I've been to approximately 40 tapings. But I was extremely nervous, so you know I was really looking forward to this night. Due to the multiple takes, normal tapings take about four hours. The writers often rewrite the scenes to make them funnier, so the actors flub their lines and director Jimmy Burrows is a perfectionist. So knowing this was live, I wondered how they could possibly do it ,since they couldn't do scenes over and over and only had a half hour — twice — once for each coast. Truth is, they've been rehearsing this for four weeks to get it down pat, and the script had gone through so many changes, it had to be perfect. Well, you didn't have to be in the live studio audience to be able to enjoy it, but it certainly made it even better. I c read more

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