Broadway actress Doreen Montalvo dead at 56

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Montalvo died on Saturday "surrounded by her husband Michael Mann and her family after a recent sudden ailment," her manager said.
Broadway and television actress Doreen Montalvo has died at the age of 56.

The news was confirmed by her manager in a statement obtained by E! News.

Montalvo died on Saturday "surrounded by her husband Michael Mann and her family after a recent sudden ailment," said the manager.

"Doreen didn't just light up the stage, she brightened the light in all of those around her," read the statement. "She infused love into every role she played in a varied and successful acting career. Her family is so appreciative to know her work will live on and be seen in the upcoming films of 'In The Heights' and 'West Side Story,' and for the outpouring of love from every corner of the business."

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Montalvo was best known for her stage work, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work in the ensemble of "In the Heights." She will also play a role in the film adaptation.

She was also part of the cast of "On Your Feet!," the Broadway musical about the life of Gloria Estefan.

Her other Hollywood credits include a role in the upcoming "West Side Story" remake, as well as brief appearances in popular shows like "Smash," "The Good Wife" and "Madam Secretary." The film adaptations of "In…
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