(born August 13, 1943) is a Puerto Rican actress
. Hurst made her debut as a television comedian in the early 1960s. She participated in various Off-Broadway and movie productions in the United States.
Hurst was born in the Villa Palmera section of San Juan, Puerto Rico
, where the middle class families live. Her father was the owner of the "Farmacia Imperial" (Imperial Pharmacy) located in the neighborhood of Barrio Obrero
. Hurst is also a cousin of Puerto Rican television producer Tommy Muñiz
. She received her primary and secondary education in the capital.
At a young age, Hurst told her parents that she wanted to be an actress. They enrolled her in the modeling academy of Ana Santisteban. In 1960, when she was 17 years old, she was clowning around with her friends while waiting for her turn at the academy. Producer Gaspar Pumarejo happened to encounter Hurst when he entered the academy looking for "fresh" talent for a new show that he was producing.
That year Hurst was contracted and she starred in the television comedy Pompilia y su Familia
(Pompilia and her Family
), which was broadcast on WAPA-TV
. Later, she hosted La Hora del Niño
(The Children's Hour
) on Channel 6. Some of the other comedies in which she participated in the 1960s were Casos y Cosas de la Casa
(Cases and Things of the House
) with actor......