Míriam Colón, Puerto Rican actress, Died at 80

Míriam Colón was born Míriam Colón Valle on August 20, 1936, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and died on March 3, 2017.

She was a Puerto Rican actress.

Colón was the founder and director of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York City.

Colón was a young girl in the 1940s when her recently divorced mother moved the family to a public housing project called Residencial Las Casas in San Juan.

Colón attended the Román Baldorioty de Castro High School in Old San Juan, where she actively participated in the school’s plays.

Colón’s first drama teacher, Marcos Colón (no relation) believed that she was very talented; with his help, she was permitted to observe the students in the drama department of the University of Puerto Rico.

Colón was a good student in high school and was awarded scholarships that enabled her to enroll in the Dramatic Workshop and Technical Institute and also in The Lee Strasburg Acting Studio in New York City.

Míriam Colón passed away at 80 years old.