Oscar-winning ‘Moonstruck’ and ‘Steel Magnolias’ actress Olympia Dukakis dies aged 89 after ‘months of failing health’, her family announces
Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died aged 89 after months of failing health.
Dukakis, who starred in Moonstruck and Steel Magnolias, died at her home in New York City on Saturday morning.
Her cause of death has not been revealed.
‘My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York City. After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her Louis,’ her brother Apollo said in a statement.
Her husband of 56 years, Louis Zorich, died in 2018.
She acted in more than 130 theater productions, 60 films and 50 TV series throughout her career.
Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died aged 89 after months of failing health. She died on Saturday morning at her New York City home
Dukakis, who is pictured above with Cher in 1989, acted in more than 130 theater productions, 60 films and 50 TV series throughout her career
Dukakis is pictured above with Dolly Parton in the 1989 film Steel Magnolias
She is pictured second from left in the 1993 miniseries Tales of the City with Chloe Webb, Laura Linney and Paul Gross
Dukakis starred alongside John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and George Segal in Look Who’s Talking