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Remembering Elizabeth Peña

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Remembering Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña was a versatile actress who shifted effortlessly between dramatic roles in such films as "Lone Star" and comedic parts on TV shows like "Modern Family."

Fans were stunned by her sudden death Oct. 14, 2014, at age 55. Read tributes to Peña from fans and fellow actors.

"Oh my goodness how we remember this beautiful and talented woman especially growing up with Mia and Miguel one of my daughters favorite cartoon. My condolences to your family and friends and to all of your fans."

Talia and Gloria Lozano, Tucson, Arizona

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I didn't call her Elizabeth, or Liz, or Leechy. She wasn't Aunt, Auntie, Tia, or Titi. To me ... she was Ñaña. That was the name I assigned my aunt when I was just a baby, and it's the name I continued to refer to her as when I visited her in Los Angeles last week. She was our star. Read more

Eva Longoria, along with a number of other stars, have taken to Twitter to remember the ‘Rush Hour’ and ‘Modern Family’ actress. See what they said. Read more

The daughter of actor, writer, and director Mario Peña, the Cuban-American actress started her career young, graduating from the High School of the Performing Arts in Manhattan. Read more

See more Elizabeth Peña photos and a tribute to Celebrities gone too soon