Theresa Saldana Dead Died The Commish

Commish's Theresa Saldana Dead at 61

Theresa Saldana, best known for her role as Rachel Scali on the ’90s crime series The Commish, has died, our sister site Deadline reports.

The actress reportedly died at the age of 61 of undisclosed causes following a Los Angeles hospital stay.

Saldana received a 1994 supporting actress Golden Globe nomination for her work as the wife of small town police commissioner Tony Scali, played by Michael Chiklis. She also appeared on many popular TV series such as All My Children, Law & Order and T.J. Hooker. Her final guest appearance was on The Bernie Mac Show.

Saldana also dedicated her life to helping assault victims after surviving a stalker attack in 1982. She founded the Victims for Victims organization, and played herself in the TV movie Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story.

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10 Comments
  1. LADY_in_MD says:

    So sad loved her on the Commish!
    condolences to her family and friends

  2. Sheila says:

    Jeez, I looked her up TWO DAYS AGO to see what she’s been up to!

  3. Natia says:

    Very sorry to hear about Theresa’s death.

  4. Jennifer says:

    So sorry to hear this. I have fond memories of watching The Commish and I watched for Saldana just as much as for Chiklis. My condolences to her family.

  5. bosco66 says:

    She was in a made for TV movie called “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”, about a bunch of teenagers trying to see The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show- she was so great! Then loved her in The Commish, but her greatest impact on me was the way she stood her ground against her stalker- I am so sorry she is gone so young.

  6. herman1959 says:

    OMG, I saw her in a lot of things. Plus, she was one of the few Hispanic actresses working frequently at the time.

  7. Revita Bowen says:

    Loved her on the Commish! So sad!

  8. Mare says:

    RIP Theresa Saldana! Always remember her story. What a survivor