Olympia Dukakis Remembered By Bradley Whitford, George Takei & More – Deadline

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Refresh for updates… After the death of Olympia Dukakis was announced on Saturday, social media reactions from former collaborators and Hollywood admirers began pouring in.

Actress, singer and TV personality Cher shared her memories from the set of Moonstruck, in which she played Dukakis’ daughter. “Even Though Her part was That Of a Suffering Wife, We [laughed] all the time…I Talked To Her 3Wks Ago,” she tweeted. “Rip Dear One.”

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Better Call Saul‘s Michael McKean remembered Dukakis as a “great actress who loved the work and loved the theatre,” also noting that “she was the acting teacher who spoke to me (and many, many others) with clarity and humor and NO censor.”

“Brilliant, strong, hilarious soul. An actor’s actor,” tweeted actor Bradley Whitford. “Rest In Peace Olympia Dukakis.”

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Stark Trek actor George Takei, meanwhile, celebrated the actress with a poem, full of homages to her notable credits. “We were Moonstruck by her, as she told us great Tales of the City. A true Steel Magnolia within a more common forest. Ah, what a life force, her later years her best, “Takei wrote. “Rest now among the heavens, Olympia.”

The Oscar-winning star of MoonstruckLook Who’s Talking and Mr. Holland‘s Opus passed away today at her home in New York City. She was 89.

Deadline will share more reactions as they come in…



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