Alma Beltran

Alma Leonor Beltran (August 22, 1919 – June 9, 2007) was a Mexican-American film, stage and television actress. She appeared in 82 films between 1945 and 2002.[1] In addition to her film roles, Beltran played over 80 roles in film and television, often in smaller roles, always as Mexican women, and then later in her career, as matriarch types. She is best known as Mrs. Fuentes, mother of Julio Fuentes, on the NBC-TV series Sanford and Son.[2]

Alma Beltran
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Alma Leonor Beltran

(1919-08-22)August 22, 1919
DiedJune 9, 2007(2007-06-09) (aged 87)
Years active1945–2002


Beltran died in Northridge, California, on June 9, 2007, aged 87, due to natural causes. She was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.[1]


With Donna Reed in the 1953 Colombia Western Gun Fury.
Film credits[3]
Year Title Role Notes
1945 Pan-Americana Miss Guatelmala Uncredited
1945 Mexicana Modern Girl
1945 Yolanda and the Thief Maid Uncredited
1947 Honeymoon Maid Uncredited
1947 Carnival In Costa Rica Bit part Uncredited
1948 The Loves of Carmen Trinket Seller Uncredited
1948 He Walked by Night Miss Montvalo
(Liquor Store proprietor)
1953 Sombero Party Guest Uncredited
1953 Gun Fury 2nd Mexican girl Uncredited
1954 Jubilee Trail Servant girl Uncredited
1955 The Sea Chase Beautician Uncredited
1956 The Bottom of the Bottle Cantina Hostess Uncredited
1956 Santiago Cuban Woman Uncredited
1957 Dragoon Wells Massacre Station Agent's wife
1968 Blue Cantina Proprietess
1971 Red Sky at Morning Excilda Montoya
1971 Josie's Castle Tijuana Saleslady
1971 The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker Raquel
1972 They Only Kill Their Masters Rosa
1974 The Parallax View Joy Holder
1975 A Woman for All Men Anita
1976 Marathon Man Laundress
1977 Another Man, Another Chance Mexican Widow Uncredited
1978 House Calls Gina
1980 Herbie Goes Bananas General's Wife
1980 Oh, God! Book II Rosa, Paula's Housekeeper
1981 Zoot Suit Lowrider's Mother
1985 Into the Night Cleaning woman
1986 Nobody's Fool Jennieva
1987 Love Among Thieves Airline Clerk TV movie
1989 Trust Me Imelda
1989 Immediate Family Spanish woman
1990 Angel Town Neighbor's Wife
1990 Ghost Woman Ghost
1994 Night Fire Maria
2000 Luminarias Mary
2002 Buying the Cow Hispanic woman (final film role)


  1. ^ a b Scott Wilson (22 August 2016). The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous People (Third ed.). McFarland. p. 54. ISBN 978-0786479924.
  2. ^ "Alma Beltran". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  3. ^ "Alma Beltran | TV Guide". Retrieved 2019-10-25.

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