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In a number of movies, including 1987’s ‘Moonstrick’ Olscar Winner Olympia Dukakis has starred. Brother Olympia confirmed her Facebook death.

At the age of 89, Olympia Dukakis died. Her brother, Apollo Dukakis, 85 was confirming the passing of the Oscar winner on Saturday 1 May, via Facebook. “They have died in New York this morning my beloved sister Olympia Dukakis,” he wrote in his post. The fellow actor, including as a magnificent Moonstruck actress, wrote: “After many months of failing health she finally has peace and with her Louis.” Here you can find out more about Olympia.

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Image Source: Olympia Dukakis’ brother Apollo confirms her death via Facebook on May 1, 2021. (Facebook)

She was from Massachussetts


Olympia, born on 20 June 1931, immigrated from Greece from Lowell, Massachusetts. After high school she graduated from the University of Boston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical therapy. Years later, she again hit the books and graduated from the same university with an MA in Fine Arts. Olympia was a physical therapist during the polio epidemic. Olympia has been a lecturer at New York University during her acting career in the academic arena.


She’s Michael Dukakis’ cousin


Michael Dukakis, 87, is the political cousin of Olympia. Michael, as a democrat, lost President George H. W. Bush in the 1988 Presidential race. He has been best known as the Governor of Massachusetts and was appointed the longest serving governor in Massachusetts’ history from 1975 to 1979 and again from 1983 to 1991.

She’s an Oscar winner


In 1987, Olympia won Oscar’s part as a supporter to Moonstruck in the name of Cher’s mother. A highly accomplished actress. In the film she played Rose Castorini, an Italian mother who inserts herself into the romantic life of her daughter after her birthright dies. She took an opportunity to demonstrate her support during her speech, which coincided with cousin Michael’s run. She was awarded with her best supportive actress “OK, Michael, let’s go!” she said. “My friends, my colleagues, thank you very much,” said the 56-year-old in her speech. “Thank the Academy, my husband. Golden Globes and Emmys have also won Olympia.

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She has 3 children


Olympia got married with Louis Zorich in 1962 and had three children with Louis: Christina’s daughter and Michael’s sons and Stefan’s sons. The Whole Theater Company was also founded by Olympia and Louis in Montclair, New Jersey. From 1971-90, the company ran.

She’s appeared on Broadway


She was presented in Broadway productions such as Rose, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore and Social Security as well as acting in numerous movies and TV.

Source: HollywoodLife

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