Margarita Sierra

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Margarita Sierra
Margarita Sierra 1961.JPG
Sierra in 1961.
Background information
Birth name Maria Margarita Suarez Sierra
Born (1936-01-05)January 5, 1936
Madrid, Spain
Died September 6, 1963(1963-09-06) (aged 27)
Hollywood, California
Occupation(s) Live performer
Years active 1940 – 1963

Maria Margarita Suarez Sierra (January 5, 1936 – September 6, 1963), better known as Margarita Sierra, was a singer, dancer, and actress perhaps best known for her supporting role as the nightclub-singing Cha Cha O'Brien on the early 1960s ABC/Warner Brothers television series, Surfside 6, with Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Lee Patterson, and Diane McBain.

Sierra with Troy Donahue in Surfside 6

Episodes of Surfside 6 often featured Sierra singing, usually in English but occasionally in Spanish. The Cha Cha Twist, a song featured during the show's second and final season, was released as a single on Warner Brothers Records but did not enter the Billboard Top 100 chart.

Sierra died in Hollywood, California, in 1963 at the age of twenty-seven from complications following heart surgery performed a day earlier.[1][2] She is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.



  1. ^ Margarita Sierra's birth and death.
  2. ^ Final Rites Conducted for Margarita Sierra: Actress Widely Known for Role in TV's 'Surfside 6' Series; Stars Among Pallbearers Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 11 Sep 1963: A8.

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