About Vanessa Marquez

Vanessa Marquez was a talented actress who made her film debut playing Ana Delgado in the movie Stand and Deliver in 1988. She made her stage debut the following year in Thomas Babe's play Demon Wine at the Los Angeles Theatre Centre, appearing alongside such heavyweights as Tom Waits, Bill Pullman, and Carol Wayne. Over the next several years Vanessa had a recurring role on Wiseguy and was a cast member of the TV show Culture Clash. She guest starred on such TV shows as Seinfeld, Melrose Place, and Nurses. Vanessa appeared in such films as Night Children (1989), Blood In, Blood Out (1993), Twenty Bucks (1993), and Father Hood (1993). It was in 1994 that she began playing Nurse Wendy Goldman for three seasons on the hit TV show ER. Vanessa would later appear in the television movies All Lies End in Murder (1997) and Fire and Ice (2001). She appeared on stage in the play Anna in the Tropics at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in 2010, playing the role of Marela. Sadly, Vanessa Marquez died on August 30 2018.

While to many Vanessa Marquez was a famous actress, for me she was both my best friend and the love of my life. We met on Twitter as part of the original members of  #TCMParty, the group of Turner Classic Movies fans who live tweet films on the channel using that hashtag. We bonded and soon became friends. Eventually I fell in love with her. We interacted on multiple social media services, texted each other, and talked on the phone. Meaning as much to me as she did, I have written multiple blog posts about Vanessa since her untimely death and others in which I make reference to her. Here is a listing of every single blog post in which I mention my beloved Vanessa Marquez.

"The Media and Vanessa Marquez", August 30 2021

"Vanessa Marquez 3rd Angelversary", August 4 20201

"Vanessa Marquez on Culture Clash", June 26 2021

"Stand and Deliver Reunion Panel on the Midnight's Edge YouTube Channel", June 10 2021

"The 20th Anniversary of the BET Movie Fire & Ice (2001)", April 7 2021

"Good Riddance, 2020", December 31 2020

"The 52nd Birthday of Vanessa Marquez, December 21 2020

"A Letter to Vanessa Marquez", August 30 2020

"Justice for Vanessa Marquez", July 30 2020

"Lawsuit for Shooting Death of Vanessa Marquez", June 25 2020

"In Defence of Vanessa Marquez", March 6 2020

"Farewell to 2019", December 31 2019

"The 51st Birthday of My Beloved Vanessa Marquez", December 21 2019

"Turner Classic Movies in St. Louis", October 10 2019

"ER Turns 25", September 19 2019

"One Year Later", August 30 2019

"The Wizard of Oz and Its Impact on People", August 23 2019

 "Vanessa Marquez on Streaming Media", August 7 2019

"Gone to California", July 28 2019

"The Fiftieth Anniversary of Judy Garland's Death", June 22 2019

"IMDB Has Two Errors on Vanessa Marquez's Profile Page", June 9 2019

"The 15th Anniversary of A Shroud of Thoughts", June 4 2019

"The Best Posts from June 4 2018 to June 3 2019", June 3 2019

"Star Wars Day", May 4 2019

"The 25th Anniversary of Turner Classic Movies", April 15 2019

"ER 'Night Shift'", March 23 2019

"Charles de Lauzirika's In Memoriam Video" March 3 2019

"Why I Am Angry About the In Memoriam Segment During the Oscars Telecast", February 25 2019

"Ten Years on Twitter", February 22 2019

"A Few Updates", February 8 2019

"The Truth About Vanessa Marquez", January 28 2019

"2018: The Worst Year of My Life", December 31 2018

"The 50th Birthday of My Dearest Vanessa Marquez", December 21 2018

"TCM Remembers 2018", December 14 2018

"Mourning Vanessa Marquez", November 8 2018

"Petition: Add Vanessa Marquez to the 'In Memoriam' Segments of the SAG Awards and Oscars Televised Shows", October 8 2018

"Stand and Deliver Turned 30", October 5 2018

"Vanessa Marquez Should Be Included in This Year's TCM Remembers", September 27 2018

"The Friends of Vanessa Marquez Memorial", September 22 2018

"Fundraiser for the Friends of Vanessa Marquez Memorial", September 14 2018

"My Beloved Vanessa Marquez", August 31 2018

"Please Help Fellow Classic Film Fan Vanessa Marquez", May 11 2014