She is known for playing Grace Peterson in Adam's Rib, Dena Madison in Karen,:555 Estelle Milner in Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers,:818 Molly Gibbons in The Practice:850 Ethel Armbrewster in The Ropers,:910 and Pearl Newman in 13 East.:1072
Dietrich also starred in The Wild Party (1975), Disney's The North Avenue Irregulars (1979) and the Mel Brooks movie History of the World, Part I (1981). She appeared on Broadway in The Rimers of Eldritch, Here's Where I Belong, and The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Dietrich was the voice of the grandmother narrator on the dark ride attraction Horizons at Epcot in Walt Disney World from 1983 until 1999.
Dietrich died of natural causes on November 21, 2020, at a health-care facility in Los Angeles. She was 91 years old.
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- Dena Dietrich, Actress Who Played Mother Nature in Margarine Commercials, Dies at 91