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Comedian Marilyn Martinez Dies

In Carlos Mencia, Eva Longoria, John David Crowder, Marilyn Martinez on November 14, 2007 at 4:12 pm

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Comedian Marilyn Martinez died of colon cancer. She was 52. Condolences to her husband John David Crowder.

So, who was she? I sure didn’t know until I read her obituary in The New York Times. Turns out, she was quite a character, a trail-blazer too. She made appearances in Pauly Shore is Dead, My Wife and Kids and even on the SiTv reality show Urban Jungle. What was most interesting about her, however, was that she was a comedienne with sass. She was part of a Latina troupe called Hot and Spciy Mamitas and was also a member of the Hot Tamales with future Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria. Her style was very avant-garde, especially for a Latina. Discussing her riske comedian routine, comedian Carlos Mencia told the Associated Press “She was getting away with saying a lot of crazy stuff. It wasn’t like ‘I’m a woman and let’s talk about flowers and shopping’ But she could do clean if you wanted her to.”  She will rest in peace.

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  1. Wow, what a great post! posting like this online make it where where a person we loved so dearly can live on forever. i really loved watching Marilyn grow on TV. I built a page for my grandfather that died a few years back on National Hall of Records, they are running a free campaign until Memorial Day. You might think of building a page on there too. It’s a great site! Sorry for your loss! Best Brian

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