Ellen Albertini Dow
|Ellen Albertini Dow|
November 16, 1913
Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||May 4, 2015
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
|Spouse||Eugene Dow (m. 1951–2004) (his death)|
Ellen Albertini Dow (November 16, 1913 – May 4, 2015) was an American character actress. She mainly played feisty old ladies and is perhaps best known as the rapping grandmother in 1998 movie The Wedding Singer. Other roles include the homophobic grandmother in Wedding Crashers, Disco Dottie in 54, the recipient of Christopher Lloyd's slapstick in Radioland Murders, and a choir member in Sister Act.
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- "United States Census, 1920". https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF1Q-HYB. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
- Pedersen, Erik (1913-11-16). "‘Wedding Singer’ Rapping Granny Dead; Ellen Albertini Dow Was 101". Deadline. http://deadline.com/2015/05/ellen-albertini-dow-dead-wedding-singer-rapping-granny-1201420781/. Retrieved 2015-05-05.