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Olympia Dukakis

Actress

Born - 20 June 1931, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Died - 1 May 2021

Short in stature but long in talent, the wide-smiling Dukakis was the daughter of Greek immigrants, and a physiotherapist until her late twenties when she turned to acting, making her Broadway debut in 1930. As a film actress, she remained under the radar until winning an Oscar for Moonstruck in 1987. Movie credits include Lilith (1964), Stiletto (1968), John and Mary (1969), Made for Each Other (1971), Sisters (1972), Death Wish (1974), The Wanderers (1979), The Idolmaker (1980), Movie Madness (1982) and Walls of Glass (1985). Suddenly in demand after Moonstruck, she made Working Girl (1988), Steel Magnolias (1989), Look Who's Talking (1989), Dad (1989), Look Who's Talking Too (1990), In the Spirit (1990), Over the Hill (1992), The Cemetery Club (1993), I Love Trouble (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Mr Holland's Opus (1995), Never Too Late (1996), Picture Perfect (1997), Mafia! (1998), Brooklyn Sonnet (2000), Cloudburst (2002), Charlie's War (2003), The Thing About My Folks (2005), The Great New Wonderful (2005), Away from Her (2006), In the Land of Women (2007), Birds of a Feather (2011), The Last Keepers (2013), A Little Game (2014), 7 Chinese Bothers (2015), Emily & Tim (2015), The Infiltrator (2016), Change in the Air (2018), Not to Forget (2021), her last, and more. She married actor Louis Zorich, who died in 2018, and their three children survive her.