Doreen Montalvo of In the Heights, Mrs. Doubtfire & More, Dies at 56
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Doreen Montalvo, who was last seen on Broadway in Mrs. Doubtfire, has passed away at the age of 56. According to The Hollywood Reporter, …
Doreen Montalvo, who was last seen on Broadway in Mrs. Doubtfire, has passed away at the age of 56. According to The Hollywood Reporter, her manager Steve Maihack confirmed that she passed away on October 17 after a sudden ailment.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Montalvo grew up idolizing Rita Moreno and Chita Rivera in movie musicals. Prior to pursuing theater professionally, she focused on a career in broadcast journalism. "I was ready to become the Latina Barbara Walters. I loved it, but there was something missing in my soul," she told earlier this year.

Montalvo made her Broadway debut in Lin-Manuel Miranda's first Tony-winning smash, In the Heights. She will be seen and heard in the forthcoming big screen adaptation of the show, which is scheduled to premiere in theaters on June 18, 2021. Montalvo is also part of the cast of the upcoming West Side Story film.

Miranda paid tribute to Montalvo and her role in the creation of In the Heights in a series…
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