Alma Beltran
Alma Beltran in Ghost
Veteran Mexican-American character actress Alma Beltran appeared in 2 episodes of "Sanford and Son" as Mrs. Fuentes, Julio's mother.
Vital Information
Birthname: Alma Leonore Beltran
Born: (1919-08-22)August 22, 1919
Birthplace: Sonora, Mexico
Died June 9, 2007(2007-06-09) (aged 87)
Deathplace: Northridge, California, U.S.
Stage, film and TV actress
Years active: 1945-2002
Family/Personal information
Character/series involvement
Appeared on/
Involved with:
Sanford and Son
Episodes appeared in: "Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico" and "Watts Side Story" in Season 3
Character(s) played: Mrs. Fuentes, Julio's mother
Sanford and Son retro Wiki Script

Alma Beltran (born August 22, 1919 – died June 9, 2007) was a Mexican-American veteran film, stage and television actress. She appeared in 82 films between 1945 and 2002. She is well recognized to American TV viewers as Mrs. Fuentes, the mother of Julio Fuentes, on the NBC-TV series Sanford and Son.

Life and careerEdit

Beltran started her film career in Hollywood in the uncredited role of Miss Guatemala in the film Pan-Americana (1945). From 1945 until her 2002, in addition to her film roles, Beltran played over 80 roles in film and television, often in smaller roles, always as Mexican women, and then later in her career, as family matriarch types or senoritas. These included guest roles in such popular TV series as The F.B.I. Bonanza, Lou Grant , Knight Rider, The A-Team and The Jeffersons . On the big screen, in film, she appeared in such films as Jubilee Trail, Marathon Man, Oh, God! Book II, and most recently in Ghost (1990) which co-starred Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg, and the 2002 comedy film Buying the Cow. As a member of the group of Mexican artists in Los Angeles, she participated in music festivals such as the Fiesta de la Raza.


Beltran died in Northridge, California in 2007.


Film credits
Year Title Role Notes
1945 Pan-Americana Miss Guatelmala Uncredited role
1945 Mexicana Modern Girl
1945 Yolanda and the Thief Maid Uncredited role
1947 Honeymoon as Maid Uncredited role
1947 CarnivalIn Costa Rica Bit part Uncredited
1947 The Loves of Carmen Trinket Seller Uncredited
1948 He Walked by Night Miss Montvalo
(Liquor Store proprietor)
1953 Sombero as Party Guest Uncredited
1953 Gun Fury as 2nd Mexican girl Uncredited
1954 Jubilee Trail as Servant girl Uncredited
1955: The Sea Chase Beautician Uncredited
1956 The Bottom of the Bottle Cantina Hostess Uncredited
1957 Dragoon Wells Massacre Station Agent's wife
1968 Blue Cantina Proprietess
1974 The Parallax View as Joy Holder
1976 Marathon Man Laundress
1978 House Calls as Gina
1980 Herbie Goes Bananas as General's Wife
1980 Oh, God! Book II Rosa, Paula's Housekeeper
1981 Zoot Suit Lowrider's Mother
1985 Into the Night Cleaning woman
1986 Nobody's Fool as Jennieva
1987 Love Among Thieves as Airline Clerk
1989 Immediate Family Spanish woman
1990 Ghost Woman Ghost
2002 Buying the Cow Hispanic woman Last TV or film role

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