Cher has just lost his fictional mother. This Saturday, May 1, the singer learned with great pain of the death of Olympia Dukakis. The actress died at the age of 89 in her apartment in New York. Terrible news for film lovers but also for Cher, who had given the reply to the actress in 1987. The two women had indeed shared the poster for the film Moonlight in which the singer played the role of Loretta Castorini and d ‘Olympia Dukakis, that of Rose, her mother. On her social networks, she wanted to pay him a nice tribute. “Olympia Dukakis was an incredible Oscar-winning actress,” she captioned several photos.
“Olympia played my mother in Moonlight, and even though her role was that of a suffering woman, we laughed all the time,” Cher continued in mourning. She would tell me how much she loved Louis, her beautiful husband. talented. I spoke to him 3 weeks ago. Rest in peace. ” A few hours before, it was Olympia Dukakis’ brother who had announced his death. “My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York. After several months of failing health, she is finally at peace and with her Louis,” Apollo wrote, citing Olympia Dukakis’ late husband, Louis. Zorich. Born in Massachusetts, Olympia Dukakis aspired to be an actress from a young age. Her parents insisted she study physiotherapy at Boston University on a scholarship from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
Olympia Dukakis Was an Amazing, Academy Award Winning Actress.Olympia Played My Mom In Moonstruck, & Even Though Her Part wasThat Of a Suffering Wife, We ALL The Time.She Would Tell Me How MUCH She Loved Louis, Her ”Handsome Talented, Husband ”.I Talked To Her 3Wks Ago. Rip Dear One pic.twitter.com/RcCZaeKFmz
– Dear (@cher) May 1, 2021
Olympia Dukakis: a life on the boards
After graduating, she studied drama at Boston University. After having made a career on Broadway, she started in the cinema, in particular in Eclair de lune with Cher therefore. For this role, she won the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. A consecration. Subsequently, she multiplied roles in cinema and television. Olympia Dukakis also taught theater for fifteen years at New York University and gives master classes across the United States. His last role dates back to 2016 in Brad Furman’s Infiltrator. On the private side, in 1962 she married the Yugoslav-American actor Louis Zorich. The actress leaves behind their three children: Christina, Peter and Stefan.
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