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|Born||Ciro Netto Castro
September 25, 1946
|Other names||Louisa Moritz-Fine (1979-1980) (divorced)|
|Alma mater||Yale University|
|Occupation||Actress, real estate holder, former lawyer|
|Spouse(s)||Billy Fine (m. 1979; div. 1980)|
Louisa Moritz (born September 25, 1946) is a Cuban–American actress, real estate holder and former lawyer. After arriving in New York from Cuba, she became an actress in films, television shows, and television ads. She is best known for her role in the television show Love, American Style.
Louisa Moritz was born Ciro Netto Castro in Havana, Cuba and left Cuba during the political upheaval of the 1950s/early 1960s, hiding aboard a ship and making her way to New York City. She chose the stage last name of Moritz after seeing the Hotel St. Moritz in New York City and later named the property she bought on S. Reeves Saint Moritz Hotel. She had a son who remained in Flushing, New York to be raised by her sister when she left for Hollywood.
Louisa Moritz has been active in Los Angeles real estate as agent, manager and investor.
Accusations against Bill Cosby
In November 2014, Moritz joined six other female accusers of actor Bill Cosby, claiming Cosby sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan dressing room for The Tonight Show in 1971. There is no evidence to support her accusation, made on the heels of attorney Gloria Allred's headline-grabbing demand that Cosby put up $100,000,000 for his alleged victims. Moritz did not report the alleged crime to the police, nor did Bill Cosby ever appear on The Tonight Show with Moritz as she claims to remember. Moritz is a plaintiff with six other women suing Bill Cosby and his lawyers for defamation, in response to the legal team's denial of their unsubstantiated allegations. Moritz went to law school, but on 25 June 2015 was suspended by the California State Bar and is currently not eligible to practice law. The suspension was due to negligence for untimely procedural document filings.
- The Man from O.R.G.Y. (1970)
- The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)
- Fore Play (1975)
- Death Race 2000 (1975)
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
- Six Pack Annie (1975)
- Cannonball (1976)
- The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)
- Charge of the Model T's (1977)
- Up in Smoke (1978)
- The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)
- Cuba (1979)
- Loose Shoes (1980)
- New Year's Evil (1980)
- Under the Rainbow (1981)
- True Confessions (1981)
- Lunch Wagon (1981)
- The Last American Virgin (1982)
- Chained Heat (1983)
- Hot Chili (1985)
- Galaxis (1995)
- The Independent (2000)
Selected television appearances
- The Leslie Uggams Show (episode dated October 12, 1969)
- The Joe Namath Show (episode dated October 21, 1969)
- Love, American Style (segments of various episodes (1971–72)
- Ironside (episode: "Man Named Arno"; 1972)
- Happy Anniversary and Goodbye (1974 TV movie)
- Happy Days (episode: "Richie's Cup Runneth Over"; 1974)
- M*A*S*H (episode: "Bombed"; 1975)
- Match Game, panelist (1974–75)
- One Day at a Time (episode: "How to Succeed Without Trying"; 1976)
- Chico and the Man (episode: "Chico Packs His Bags"; 1976)
- The Rockford Files (episode: "The Dog and Pony Show"; 1977)
- The Rockford Files (episode: "A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights"; 1978)
- The Incredible Hulk (as Louisa Moritz-Fine; episode: "Sideshow"; 1980)
- The Associates (episode: "The Censors"; 1980)
- Enos (episode: "The Head Hunter"; 1981)
- The Cartier Affair (1984 TV movie)
- "Louisa Moritz". Archived from the original on 22 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
- "Bill Cosby accuser Louisa Moritz wants him to admit to alleged sex assaults", nydailynews.com; accessed November 26, 2014.
- "Bill Cosby accuser Louisa Moritz hoping to file class-action lawsuit against comedian", Fox News Latino, November 24, 2014; accessed November 26, 2014.