Margara Alonso

Actress

BUENOS AIRES — Margara Alonso, who acted in more than 24 films in her native Argentina, died June 21 in Buenos Aires of emphysema. She was 78.

After her 1948 stage debut in “The Importance of Being Ernest,” Alonso expanded into film, radio and television.

In recent years she earned fame as a mischievous granny in hit telenovelas and series including “Muneca brava” (Wild Angel), “Tiempofinal” (Final Minute) and “Los simuladores” (The Pretenders).

Her last role in film was as a nun in “Cautiva” (Captive), helmer Gaston Biraben’s story about a girl who discovers her real identity as a daughter of a couple killed during the 1976-84 military dictatorship.

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