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* Jose F. Duval; Actor Played Juan Valdez in Coffee Commercials

March 08, 1993

Jose F. Duval, 72, the actor and singer perhaps best known as the coffee plantation owner Juan Valdez in television commercials for Colombian coffee. A native of Havana, Duval came to the United States when he was 20. He appeared in a production of "Die Fledermaus" at New York's Metropolitan Opera before venturing into musical theater and movies. His musical credits include "The King and I," "Kismet" and "South Pacific." His film credits include "The Cardinal" and "The Mambo Kings." In Culver City on Feb. 27 of heart failure.

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