Hazel Medina

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Hazel Medina
Born(1937-10-08)October 8, 1937
DiedFebruary 14, 2012(2012-02-14) (aged 74)
Years active1967-2007
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.[1]


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.[2] In 1970, she appeared in an episode of Medical Center, "The Rebel In White", playing the part of Hettie Simpson.[3]

Illness and death[edit]

In 2007, Medina was diagnosed with Melanoma. She died from complications of the disease on February 14, 2012. She was 74 years of age.[4]


Title Role Director Year Notes #
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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