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Olympia Dukakis

1931-06-20 Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

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Olympia Dukakis (June 20, 1931 – May 1, 2021) was an American actress. She performed in more than 130 stage productions, more than 60 films and in 50 television series. Best known as a screen actress, she started her career in theater. Not long after her arrival in New York City, she won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her off-Broadway performance in Bertolt Brecht's Man Equals Man. She later moved to film acting and won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, among other accolades, for her performance in Moonstruck (1987). She received another Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra (1992) and Emmy Award nominations for Lucky Day (1991), More Tales of the City (1998) and Joan of Arc (1999). Dukakis's autobiography, Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress, was published in 2003. In 2018, a feature-length documentary about her life, titled Olympia, was released theatrically in the United States. Description above from the Wikipedia article Olympia Dukakis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Not to Forget Judge 2021-11-26
The New Greek Americans Narrator 2020-05-19
The New Abolitionists Self 2020-10-10
Olympia Herself 2018-11-11
Change in the Air Margaret Lemke 2018-10-19
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Herself 2017-03-11
Starring Austin Pendleton 2016-04-01
The Infiltrator Aunt Vicky 2016-07-13
7 Chinese Brothers Grandma 2015-08-14
Irene & Marie Marie 2015-05-17
Emily & Tim Emily (Segment 6) 2015-08-29
Beneath the Olive Tree 2015-03-07
Big Driver Doreen 2014-10-18
A Little Game Yaya 2014-04-26
The Christmas Spirit Gwen Hollander 2013-12-01
Montana Amazon Ira 2013-03-08
The Last Keepers Rosmarie Carver 2013-01-04
Joe Papp in Five Acts 2012-04-30
Cloudburst Stella 2011-09-23
Birds of a Feather Olympia 2011-03-03
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Self 2009-01-16
Away from Her Marian 2007-05-04
In the Land of Women Phyllis 2007-04-16
Jesus, Mary and Joey Sophia Vitello 2006-01-01
Day On Fire Dr. Mary Wade 2006-05-26
Moonstruck: At the Heart of an Italian Family Self 2006-01-31
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines Margie Carsen 2006-09-09
The Thing About My Folks Muriel Kleinman 2005-06-02
3 Needles Hilde 2005-09-09
The Great New Wonderful Judy Hillerman 2005-04-22
Whiskey School Ellen Haywood 2005-09-11
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Margie Carsen 2004-07-12
Charlie's War Charlie 2003-05-02
The Event Lila Shapiro 2003-01-01
Mafia Doctor Rose Dellarusso 2003-03-16
The Intended Erina 2002-06-06
Guilty Hearts Amanda Patterson 2002-02-10
Ladies and The Champ Sara Stevens 2001-04-21
My Beautiful Son Esther Lipman 2001-01-01
Brooklyn Sonnet Helen Manners 2000-12-31
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Dinah 2000-08-26
Crimes of Honour 1999-12-31
Crimes of Honour Narrator 1999-12-31
Scattering Dad Dotty 1998-01-04
Jane Austen's Mafia! Sophia 1998-07-24
Better Living Nora 1998-11-02
The Pentagon Wars Madam Chairwoman, Armed Services Committee 1998-02-28
A Match Made in Heaven Helen Rosner 1997-04-27
Picture Perfect Rita 1997-08-01
Jerusalem Mother (Mrs. Gordon) 1996-09-06
Never Too Late Rose 1996-08-26
Milk & Money Goneril Plogg 1996-10-19
Mr. Holland's Opus Principal Jacobs 1995-12-29
Dead Badge Dr. Doris Rice 1995-03-28
Mighty Aphrodite Jocasta 1995-09-13
Mother Mrs. Jay 1995-01-01
Jeffrey Mrs. Marcangelo 1995-08-18
Young at Heart Rose Garaventi 1995-03-12
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Olympia Dukakis (uncredited) 1994-03-18
I Love Trouble Jeannie 1994-06-29
Digger Bea 1993-04-22
The Cemetery Club Doris Silverman 1993-02-03
Look Who's Talking Now! Rosie 1993-11-05
Over the Hill Alma Harris 1992-06-30
Fire in the Dark Emily Miller 1991-07-01
Lucky Day Katherine Campbell 1991-03-10
Look Who's Talking Too Rosie 1990-12-14
In the Spirit Sue 1990-04-06
Dad Bette Tremont 1989-10-27
Steel Magnolias Clairee Belcher 1989-11-15
Look Who's Talking Rosie 1989-10-12
Working Girl Personnel Director 1988-12-20
Moonstruck Rose Castorini 1987-12-16
Flanagan Mary 1985-10-30
National Lampoon's Movie Madness Helena Naxos ("Success Wanters") 1982-04-23
The Idolmaker Mrs. Vacarri 1980-11-14
F.D.R.: The Last Year 1980-05-15
The Wanderers Joey's Mom 1979-07-13
Rich Kids Lawyer 1979-08-01
The Seagull Pauline 1975-01-05
Death Wish Cop at the Precinct (uncredited) 1974-07-24
Nicky's World Irene Kaminios 1974-04-19
The Rehearsal 1974-01-01
Sisters Louise Wilanski 1973-03-26
Made For Each Other Gig's Mother 1971-12-12
John and Mary John's Mother 1969-12-14
Stiletto Mrs. Amato (uncredited) 1969-07-30
Lilith Patient (uncredited) 1964-10-01
Twice a Man Young Mother 1963-12-27