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Cher remembers ‘Moonstruck’ mom Olympia Dukakis

imageMay 2 (UPI) — Singer and actress Cher is mourning the death of Olympia Dukakis, who played her mother in the classic 1987 romantic comedy, Moonstruck.”Olympia Dukakis Was an Amazing, Academy Award Winning Actress.Olympia Played My Mom In Moonstruck, & Even Though Her Part was That Of a Suffering Wife, We [laugh-cry emoji] ALL The Time.She Would Tell Me How MUCH She Loved Louis, Her ‘Handsome Talented, Husband.’ I Talked To Her 3 Wks Ago.Rip Dear One,” Cher tweeted Saturday after the news of Dukakis’ death at the age of 89 was announced.Advertisementgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-ad-inread’); }); In another post, the entertainer said Dukakis’ daughter put her on the phone with Dukakis in April so they could say, “I love you,” one last time.Actress Kirstie Alley, who played Dukakis’ daughter in the 1989 comedy Look Who’s Talking, also expressed her grief on social media.”Oh my..

Olympia Dukakis has passed away..She will forever be young in my mind and be my loving movie mother.When will I learn that people do not live forever & the time to engage is NOW?..RIP,” Alley tweeted.Actor, filmmaker and comedian Paul Reiser wrote: “So.so sad to hear of #OlympiaDukakis’s passing.

I had the great joy of playing her son — twice.

Such a radiant, powerful and supremely talented woman.

I feel blessed to have known her.RIP ‘Ma.’ I will always smile at the thought of you and sweet Louis together.” “Olympia Dukakis was a great actress who loved the work and loved the theatre.She was the acting teacher who spoke to me (and many, many others) with clarity and humor and NO censor,” Better Call Saul star Michael McKean said.”She would tell us: don’t forget that the reason you wanted to do this was that it looked like fun.

And it is.Amid the sweat and the angst, don’t forget the fun.Rest in peace, Olympia,” McKean added.”RIP Olympia Dukakis…the consummate actor.

You made all around you step up their game.A joy to work with.Rest well.’May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest,'” Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom actress Viola Davis said.The Handmaid’s Tale actor Bradley Whitford tweeted: “Brilliant, strong, hilarious soul.An actor’s actor.

Rest In Peace Olympia Dukakis.” Dukakis’ other credits include Working Girl, Steel Magnolias, The Cemetery Club, Picture Perfect and Tales of the City.Notable deaths of 2021 Les McKeownLes McKweon speaks at Radio F in Germany on April 10, 2010.

The singer, known for lead vocals in Bay City Rollers, died on April 22 at the age of 65.Photo by Roland Rosenbauer/Wikimedia Commons Idriss DebyPresident Idriss Deby (L) and first lady Hinda Deby greet the press as they arrive at the White House for a State Dinner on behalf of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., on August 5, 2014.The leader of Chad died from injuries he received during a fight with insurgents on the battlefield on April 20 at the age of 68.

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The actress, best known for her matriarch role in “Arrested Development,” died on March 25 at the age of 80.Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo George SegalGeorge Segal arrives for Betty White’s 89th birthday party at Le Cirque in New York City, on January 18, 2011.The actor, best known for his roles in “The Goldbergs,” and “Just Shoot Me!,” died on March 24 at the age of 87.Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI | License Photo Glynn Lunney (second from left), who died March 19, is shown standing at the flight director’s console, viewing the Gemini-10 flight display in the Mission Control in 1966 at Kennedy Space Center.Also shown are William C.Schneider (L to R), the mission director; Christopher C.Kraft Jr., Manned Spacecraft Center director of flight operations; and Charles W.Mathews, manager of the Gemini Program Office.

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The Motown legend, known for being a founding member of The Supremes with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, died on February 8, at the age of 76.Photo by Danny Moloshok/UPI | License Photo George ShultzFormer Secretary of State George Shultz listens to a speaker at a centenary celebration in San Francisco, on April 18, 2006.

Shultz, who was also a distinguished fellow and professor at Stanford University, died on February 7 at the age of 100.Terry Schmitt) | License Photo Leon SpinksLeon Spinks, former heavyweight boxing champion smiles as he watches a fight between him and Muhammad Ali during Enshrinement ceremonies for the Class of 2015 of the St.Louis Sports Hall of Fame in St.Louis, on September 17, 2015.Spinks died after a battle with prostate cancer on February 7 at the age of 67.Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo Ron WrightRep.

Ron Wright, R-Texas, died on February 7 at 67, after battling lung cancer and contracting COVID-19.He is the first member of congress to die from the coronavirus.Photo courtesy of the U.S.House of Representatives/Wikimedia Commons Christopher PlummerChristopher Plummer waves to the crowd during his hand & footprint ceremony immortalizing him in the forecourt of TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Los Angeles on March 27, 2015.

The actor, best known for his role in “The Sound of Music,” died on February 5 at the age of 91.Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo Hal HolbrookCast member Hal Holbrook attends the premiere of “Planes: Fire & Rescue” in Los Angeles, on July 15, 2014.The actor, best known for his role of Mark Twain in a one-man show, died on February 2 at the age of 95.Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo Dustin DiamondDustin Diamond poses for a photo at the Chiller Theatre Expo at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, N.J., on October 27, 2012.

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Aaron, also known as “Hammerin’ Hank,” died on January 22 at the age of 86.Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo Phil SpectorMusic producer Phil Spector (L), charged with fatally shooting actress Lana Clarkson, departs after appearing for a pretrial hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, on October 27, 2005.Spector died of natural causes while incarcerated, for second-degree murder charges, on January 16 at the age of 81.Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo Joanne RogersTom Hanks (L and Joanne Rogers, widow of Mr.Rogers, shares a laugh at the Rally for Peace in Point State Park in Pittsburgh, on November 9, 2018.Rogers, who continued the work of supporting children and families following her husband’s death, died on January 14 at the age of 92.Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo Siegfried FischbacherSiegfried Fischbacher (L) and Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, arrive at the premiere of the Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil, at the Mirage in Las Vegas, on July 2, 2006.

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