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Ellen Albertini Dow

Drama coach/actress

Born - 16 November 1913, Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania., USA
Died - 4 May 2015

After a lifetime teaching drama and dance, this diminutive dynamo began a new career as a film character actress, playing, well, little old ladies. Best remembered as the rapping granny in The Wedding Singer (1998), she had made her film debut more than a decade earlier in American Drive-In (1985). Many subsequent credits included Body Slam (1986), Munchies (1987), Going to the Chapel (1998), Genuine Risk (1990), K9 (1991), Sister Act (1992), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), Radioland Murders (1994), 54 (1998), Patch Adams (1998), Road Trip (2000), Longshot (2001), Wedding Crashers (2005), Fat Girls (2006), The Blue Hour (2007), Lonely Street (2009), The Invited (2010), She Wants Me (2012) and East of Arcadia (2013), her last, at the age of 100.