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Olympia Dukakis obituary

American stage and screen actor who won an Oscar for her role in the 1987 film MoonstruckAfter more than two decades of distinguished work in the US theatre as an actor, director and teacher, and appearances in a dozen or so films, Olympia Dukakis, who has died aged 89, became hugely famous overnight by winning […]

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Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-Winning ‘Moonstruck’ Actress, Dies at 89

Olympia Dukakis, a character actress best known for her Oscar-winning supporting turn in Norman Jewison’s “Moonstruck” and for her role as the wealthy widow in “Steel Magnolias,” has died. She was 89.Dukakis’ brother, Apollo Dukakis, announced her death in a Facebook post, writing: “My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York […]

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Cher, Viola Davis and More Pay Tribute to Olympia Dukakis: ‘An Actor’s Actor’

“I love you more than my luggage,” Olympia Dukakis’ Clairee Belcher says to Shirley MacLaine’s Ouiser Boudreaux in the beloved 1989 movie “Steel Magnolias.”With the news of Dukakis’ death, Hollywood flocked to social media to express similar sentiments and pay their respects to the character actors’ illustrious legacy. Dukakis died on Saturday at age 89 […]

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Olympia Dukakis, Star of ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘Moonstruck’, Has Died at 89

Olympia Dukakis, the character actress who found fame overnight after putting in an Oscar-winning supporting turn in Moonstruck, has unfortunately given her final performance. The co-star of Steel Magnolias and three-time Emmy nominee has died at age 89. The death of Olympia Dukakis was first announced on Facebook (via Yahoo News) by her brother Apollo […]

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Streaming: the restless career of Nicolas Cage

While the actor turns the air blue in Netflix’s History of Swear Words, delve into his eclectic back catalogue from Moonstruck to MandyRound about the time an acquaintance of mine got a Nicolas Cage tattoo – those mournfully stretched features and wide, restless eyes eerily emblazoned on her forearm – I realised that his career, […]

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John Patrick Shanley on Love, Death and ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’

John Patrick Shanley won an Oscar for “Moonstruck,” his bittersweet and whimsical romantic comedy about a pair of star-crossed lovers who find themselves inextricably drawn together.More than 30 years later, Shanley is offering another look at love, examining both its irresistible pull and its inherent danger, with “Wild Mountain Thyme.” The film, which opens in […]

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