Roseanna Christiansen, the portrayer of the Ewing family’s maid Teresa on the initial Dallas series, has died. She was 71.
The actress died July 14 in Lancaster, Calif., in accordance to her spouse Steven Rizzo who confirmed the news to our sister internet site The Hollywood Reporter. No lead to of loss of life has been supplied.
Christiansen (remaining in the image earlier mentioned) joined Dallas in 1982 all through the show’s sixth year. She recurred as Teresa in 112 episodes as a result of its ultimate time, Season 14, which ended in 1991. Teresa often appeared alongside Tony Garcia’s Raoul the butler, an additional character who aided retain the Ewings’ Southfork ranch afloat.
Right before starring in CBS’ preferred primetime cleaning soap, Christiansen played a further maid character on 3 episodes of The Jeffersons in 1981. Her character Carmen was employed by George and Louise Jefferson next the departure of Marla Gibbs’ Florence, who left the collection to star in her individual spinoff, Checking In. Soon after the spinoff’s cancellation, Gibbs’ character returned to her previous posture at the Jefferson domestic.
Christiansen’s other Tv credits contain Matlock, CBS Summer season Playhouse and A Year in the Lifestyle. In addition, she appeared in the Tv videos This Is Kate Bennett… and Short-term Madness in 1982 and 1985, respectively.
She was also an ordained minister and an performing coach, who expended her occupation aiding to guide thousands of pupils in the industry.