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The “beautiful artist” was honoured by Bradley Whitford, George Takei, and other celebrities.

Olympia Dukakis, an Oscar nominee and actress who died on Saturday at the age of 89, was remembered by Hollywood and the theater world.

Her brother Apollo shared the news on Facebook, saying, “After many months of failing health she is finally at peace.” Dukakis, known for her role on Moonstruck, was also featured in three Look Who’s Talking films and was known for her role as Clairee Belcher in Steel Magnolias, which was honored through a widely shared video on social media Saturday after her death.

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Dukakis taught drama at NYU for more than 15 years and was a founding member of The Charles Playhouse in Boston and the Whole Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. On stage, she appeared in The Aspen Papers, Abraham Cochrane, Who’s Who in Hell and in the one-woman show Rose.

Dukakis played the transgender landlady Anna Madrigal on Armistead Maupin’s four Tales of the City miniseries/series. She was the subject of the 2013 documentary Olympia Dukakis: Undefined and the 2018 doc, Olympia.

“The fun part is that people pass me on the street and yell lines from my movies,” she told Los Angeles Times in 1991. “For Moonstruck, they say, ‘Your life is going down the toilet!’ Or from Dad, they say, ‘How much are those pork chops?’ They say, ‘Do you know who you are?’ It’s real funny.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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