|Died||February 14, 2012 (aged 74)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jerry Matz. 1981–2012 (her death)|
Hazel Medina (October 8, 1937 – February 14, 2012) was a Panamanian-born American actress and social worker. She made many guest appearances on television shows between 1969 and 2007, as well as appearing on stage as a member of Theater West and a founding member of the Group Repertory Theater.
She made her on-screen debut in the TV series I Spy in 1967, playing the younger sister of Bill Cosby's character. Then she followed up with a part in Gunsmoke. In 1970, she appeared in an episode of Medical Center, "The Rebel In White", playing the part of Hettie Simpson.
Illness and death
In 2007, Medina was diagnosed with Melanoma. She died from complications of the disease on February 14, 2012. She was 74 years of age.
|Watermelon Man||Widow||Melvin Van Peebles||1970|
|Women in Chains||Althea||Bernard L. Kowalski||1972||Made for television|
|Limbo||Jane Work||Mark Robson||1972|
|Cry Rape||Louise Jennings||Corey Allen||1973||Made for television|
|Malcolm X||Cashier Person||Spike Lee||1992|
|The Point of Betrayal||Nurse||Richard Martini||1995|
|Music of the Heart||Alice||Wes Craven||1999|
|My Suicidal Sweetheart||Night Nurse||Michael Parness||2005|
|Betty on the Bed||Alice||Steve Harper||2006|
|I Think I Love My Wife||Pam||Chris Rock||2007|
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