Atrez Olympia Dukakis, Oscar winner For the role of a tyrannical mother in a romantic comedy Moon magicHe passed away on Saturday (1) at the age of 89.
The death of a veteran theater veteran, who made her way into the movies late in her career, was confirmed via her brother’s private Facebook account, Apollo. The reason has not been informed.
He wrote, “My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York City. After several months of suffering from health problems, I am finally at peace, by her side.” [marido] Lewis [Zorich]”.
Dukakis won an Academy Award for her support of the actress for her work Moon magic (1987) as the despised mother of a young widow who played Cher. The role also earned Dukakis a Golden Globe and a BAFTA nomination, British Film Award.
Dukakis told the Los Angeles Times in 1991: “The fun part is that people run by me on the street shouting from my movies: From Moon Charm, they say,“ Your life is deteriorating. ”“ It’s really fun. ”
Dukakis has also been praised for the role of hair salon gossip in small Louisiana in Steel flowers (1989), where he represented Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLean, Sally Field and Daryl Hannah.
Already with the Oscars, in 1988, Dukakis has become a household name in the United States because of the award and also because his cousin Michael Dukakis won the Democratic presidential nomination.
She mentioned it in her Oscar acceptance speech, saying “Okay, Michael, come on,” as she finished talking with the statue in her hand.
Michael Dukakis ended up losing the election to Republican George HW Bush, but she and her cousin remained active in politics.
Olympia Dukakis leaves her daughter and two sons from Zurich who died in 2018.