Seurat in an episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
July 25, 1938
Manila, Commonwealth of the Philippines
|Died||June 2, 2001
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, California|
|Occupation||Film, television actress|
|Spouse(s)||Don Devlin (1959-1963, divorced)
Don Cerveris (1970-1981, divorced)
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Pilar Seurat (July 25, 1938 – June 2, 2001) was a Filipina-American film and television actress in the 1960s.
Life and career
Born as Rita Hernandez in Manila, Seurat began her Hollywood career as a dancer in Ken Murray's "Blackouts", the popular postwar variety show at the El Capitan Theatre. Though she primarily played Asian characters, Seurat was adept at playing various nationalities; her breakthrough role was as Louisa Escalante, the blind murder victim's sister in John Frankenheimer's The Young Savages (1961).
She was frequently cast on 1960s television shows that sought exotic beauties for Asian, Hispanic, or Native American roles including Adventures in Paradise, The Fugitive, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Seaway, Hawaiian Eye, The Virginian, Maverick, Bonanza, Stoney Burke, Star Trek, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Wild Wild West, Hawaii Five-O, I Spy, The Lieutenant and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
She married producer Don Devlin in 1959; the couple divorced in 1963. The couple's son is the producer Dean Devlin. In 1970, she married writer Don Cerveris and shortly afterwards retired from acting and began using the name Pilar Cerveris. This marriage ended in 1981.