Elsa Raven, ‘Back to the Future’ Actor, Dies at 91
Elsa Raven, known for her roles in “Back to the Future” and “Amen,” died on Monday at the age of 91.Born Elsa Rabinowitz, she chose Raven as her stage name and began her career performing in New York City.
She went on to find a successful career in both television and film, landing her first movie role in 1970’s “The Honeymoon Killers,” where she played a matron.Raven had small but memorable parts such as the woman advocating to save the clocktower in “Back to the Future” and the realtor who sold the house in “Amityville Horror.” Her final film role came in 2011 when she took on the character of Mrs.
Harrison in “Answers to Nothing.”Though most of the scenes she filmed as Ida Strauss in “Titanic” were cut, she was featured in the Celine Dion video as part of the couple in the stateroom where water poured in.
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