'La Bamba' Actress and Mother on 'Modern Family' Elizabeth Peña Dies at 55
After four decades of credits including "Jacob's Ladder" and "La Bamba," actress Elizabeth Peña passed away at 55 in Los Angeles following a brief illness. Born in New Jersey and raised in Cuba, Peña is survived by her husband, two children, mother and sister. Most recently, Peña finished work on "Matador" from El Rey Network and had guest starred on the ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family" as Sofia Vergara's mother.
By Jordan Moses
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