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Olympia Dukakis

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Olympia Dukakis, May 2013

Olympia Dukakis (June 20, 1931 – May 1, 2021)[1] was an American actress. She acted in movies and television and on stage. In 1987, she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for her performance in the movie Moonstruck. She also received an Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Anna Madrigal in the miniseries Tales of the City.[2]

Dukakis was the daughter of Greek immigrants. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on June 20, 1931.[3] She was a cousin of 1988 presidential candidate Michael Dukakis.[4] From 1962 until his death in 2018, she was married to actor Louis Zorich.

Death[change | change source]

Dukakis died at her home in New York City on May 1, 2021. She was 89 years old.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Olympia Dukakis". The TV Guide. Retrieved Jan 16, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Olympia Dukakis". Bio. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. Retrieved Jan 15, 2015.
  3. "Olympia Dukakis". The New York Times. January 16, 2015.
  4. Jerome R. Corsi, The Obama Nation (New York: Threshold Editions/ Simon & Schuster, 2008), pp. 282–283
  5. Saad, Nardine (May 1, 2021). "Olympia Dukakis, theater veteran and Oscar-winning 'Moonstruck' actress, dies at 89". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 1, 2021.