Award-winning American actress Olympia Dukakis – who acted in over 130 stage productions, over 60 films, and in 50 television series – passed away today

By Duane Byrge , Mike Barnes

Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died aged 89 after months of failing health. 

Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died aged 89 after months of failing health. She died on Saturday morning at her New York City home

Dukakis, who starred in Moonstruck and Steel Magnolias, died at her home in New York City on Saturday morning. 

Her cause of death has not been revealed. 

Olympia Dukakis passed away

‘After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her Louis,’ her brother Apollo said in a statement announcing her death.

Her husband of 55 years, stage and character actor Louis Zorich (Paul Reiser’s father Mad About You), died in January 2018 at age 93.

Survivors include their children Christina, Peter and Stefan.

She was a first cousin of former Massachusetts governor and 1988 U.S. presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. 

She acted in more than 130 theater productions, 60 films and 50 TV series throughout her career. 

Olympia had an impressive career and won an Oscar Award for her role as Rose in the 1987 film Moonstruck.

She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role in Sinatra and Emmy Award nominations for Lucky Day, More Tales of the City and Joan of Arc.

In 2020, a feature-length documentary about her life, named Olympia, was released theatrically in the United States.

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