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Sierra in 1961.
|Birth name||Maria Margarita Suarez Sierra|
January 5, 1936|
|Died||September 6, 1963
|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.
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. She is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
- 1957: Tonight Starring Jack Paar, guest appearance
- 1960 - 1962: Surfside 6, nightclub singer Cha Cha O'Brien
- http://www.celebrities-galore.com/celebrities/margarita-sierra/birth-data/ Margarita Sierra's birth and death.
- 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.