Roseanna Christiansen passes at 71
Dallas, a hugely successful CBS primetime soap opera, lost Roseanna Christiansen, who played Teresa, the maid, for the final nine seasons. The vast Southfork estate owned by the Ewing family was maintained by Teresa. She was 71 at the time.
Roseanna Christiansen passed away on July 14
Roseanna Christiansen passed away on July 14 at Antelope Valley Medical Center in Lancaster, California, according to her husband Steven Rizzo. The cause of death was not made public. Christiansen appeared in the sixth season of David Jacobs television show in 1982 and continued to do so through the series’ fourteenth and last season in 1991. With the assistance of Tony Garcia’s butler Raoul, she appeared in 112 episodes.
She played a different maid in The Jeffersons
In three episodes of the well-known CBS sitcom “The Jeffersons” from 1981, immediately before Dallas, she played a different maid. George (Sherman Hemsley) and Louise (Isabel Sanford) hired Carmen after Florence (Marla Gibbs) had gone. The purpose of Gibbs departure from the programme was to star in her own spinoff, “Checking in,” but since the sitcom only had four episodes, Gibbs was able to resume her job as the Jeffersons’ maid.
She was fourth of four children
At Bellevue Hospital in New York, Roseanna Campos, the fourth of four children, was born on March 11, 1951. She and her brother Victor appeared in an off-Broadway play when they were both 9 years old.
Roseanna Christiansen graduated from Mater Christi High School
She graduated from Mater Christi High School in Astoria, Queens, in 1969, and moved to Los Angeles in 1973 to pursue her acting goals. With “The Jeffersons,” she received her first huge break. After meeting at a bible study in Culver City, adjacent to the Sony studios where “Dallas” was recorded, Christiansen and Rizzo were married in June 1989.
Josiah and Grace, as well as Elba, her sister, are still living. The Heritage of Faith Christian Center in Crowley, Texas, held a memorial service on Saturday. Christiansen was a licenced minister as well as an acting coach. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she mentored a huge number of students throughout her career through her school Action! Acting.”
Her students frequently refer to their individual sessions as therapy sessions explained her spouse, “Though in years her life was too short, she spent enough time here to plant the seeds of love, encouragement and beauty into everyone she met.”
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