An almost forgotten Puertorrican dancer and comedian, Rosita Rodríguez, fondly known as "Alfilerito" to fans, died Saturday on her Park Garden home she shared with her 90 year old mother, brother and her caretaker. She was 62.
Rodriguez was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and at the age of six, she moved to New York, where she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She came back to the island where she gained fame with the song "Que Suerte" in 1967.
She made her movie debut in "La Venganza de Gabino Barrera" with Chucho Avellanet and Miguel Angel Alvarez.
During the 70's and 80's she was a staple in tv's "El show de las 12", "Tribunal del Honor", "La pensión de Doña Tere" and "Fantástico".
In her last years of her life, she was forgotten by the fans and artists, and suffered from reumatoid artrhitis, which made it impossible for her to walk.
She will be buried today in Caguas, at Boriquen Memorial Cemetery.
May she rest in peace!
Here's a video of her during the 80's in "El Show de las 12"