On Wednesday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences added actress Lupe Ontiveros to the 2012 ‘In Memoriam’ slideshow on the Oscars’ website). The addition came came four days after the Academy left Ontiveros out of the ‘In Memoriam’ reel that aired during the Oscar broadcast.

“Lupe Ontiveros is among the many worthy artists we were unfortunately not able to feature in the In Memoriam segment of this year’s Oscar show. She is, however, included in our In Memoriam gallery on Oscar.com,” read statement from the Academy sent to the LA Times.

Fox News Latino reports the Academy added Ontiveros to the slideshow after the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts sent a letter requesting the actress be included in the online gallery.

Ontiveros had a 35-year career in the film and television industry. Her first television appearances came in 1976 when she played a maid on the series “Charlie’s Angels.”

Her television and film career went on for another 35-years until she passed away on July 26, 2012 at the age of 69.

Ontiveros estimated she played a maid at least 150 times on screen, or 300 if you count stage performances too.

“I’ve given every maid I’ve portrayed soul and heart,” Ontiveros told the New York Times in 2002.

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