By Marcy Oster
(JTA) – Shelly Morrison, an actress best known for her role as a maid on the long-running comedy series “Will & Grace,” died of heart failure on Sunday, Dec. 1 in Los Angeles. She was 83. Morrison, who retired in 2017 after a 50-year acting career, played the Salvadoran maid Rosario Inés Consuelo Yolanda Salazar on the NBC comedy from 1999 to 2006. The part had been written as a one-episode walk-on, but Morrison ended up performing in 68 episodes over eight seasons.
She was a regular on another television series, “The Flying Nun” starring Sally Field, playing a Puerto Rican nun, Sister Sixto from 1967 to 1970. Among her some 25 film appearances and 200 television appearances, Morrison portrayed a maid or housekeeper on 32 occasions. Her last official acting role was a voiceover in the 2012 animated film “Foodfight!”