Pilar Seurat

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Pilar Seurat
PilarMFU.jpg
Seurat in an episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
BornRita Hernandez
(1938-07-25)July 25, 1938
Manila, Philippines
DiedJune 2, 2001(2001-06-02) (aged 62)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathLung cancer
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, California
OccupationFilm, television actress
Years active1959-1972
Spouse(s)Don Devlin (1959-1963, divorced)
Don Cerveris (1970-1981, divorced)
 
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Pilar Seurat
PilarMFU.jpg
Seurat in an episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
BornRita Hernandez
(1938-07-25)July 25, 1938
Manila, Philippines
DiedJune 2, 2001(2001-06-02) (aged 62)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of deathLung cancer
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, California
OccupationFilm, television actress
Years active1959-1972
Spouse(s)Don Devlin (1959-1963, divorced)
Don Cerveris (1970-1981, divorced)

Pilar Seurat (July 25, 1938 – June 2, 2001) was a Filipina-American film and television actress in the 1960s.

Life and career[edit]

Born as Rita Hernandez in Manila, Seurat began her Hollywood career as a dancer in Ken Murray's "Blackouts", the popular postwar variety show at the El Capitan Theatre. Though she primarily essayed Asian characters, Seurat was adept at playing various nationalities; her breakthrough role was as Louisa Escalante, the blind murder victim's sister in John Frankenheimer's The Young Savages.

Seurat was frequently cast on 1960s television shows that sought exotic beauties for Asian, Hispanic, or Native American roles including Adventures in Paradise, The Fugitive, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Hawaiian Eye, The Virginian, Maverick, Bonanza, Stoney Burke, Star Trek, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Wild Wild West, Hawaii Five-O, I Spy, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

She married producer Don Devlin in 1959 and the two were divorced in 1963. The couple's son is the producer Dean Devlin. In 1970, she married writer Don Cerveris and shortly afterwards retired from acting and began using the name Pilar Cerveris. The two were divorced in 1981.

She died of lung cancer in 2001. The 2002 horror-comedy film Eight Legged Freaks (produced by her son Dean) was dedicated to her.

Seurat's interment was in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

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