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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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Carol Sutton, Actor in ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘Queen Sugar,’ Dies at 76 of Covid-19

Actor Carol Sutton, who made appearances in “Steel Magnolias” and “Queen Sugar,” died Thursday night of complications from Covid-19. She was 76.The actor spent her last months at the Touro Infirmary in her native city of New Orleans, where she was treated for the virus.New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell confirmed Sutton’s death and remembered the […]

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