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  • Category: Live theatre
  • Unveiled: 24 May 2013
  • Address:
    6286 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 569th
    Monthly Average: 600th
  • Notes: Selected for 2013, the 2,498th Star

Olympia Dukakis

Next star: Janet Gaynor
Previous star: Paderewski

Biography

Dukakis at the Montclair Film Festival, May 2015

Olympia Dukakis (born June 20, 1931) is an American actress. She started her career in the theatre, and won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her Off-Broadway performance in Bertolt Brecht's Man Equals Man. She later transitioned to film work and in 1987 she won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA nomination for her performance in Moonstruck. She received another Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra, and Emmy nominations for Lucky Day, More Tales of the City and Joan of Arc.

Fact file

  • Born: June 20, 1931 (age 84) Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1962–present
  • Spouse(s): Louis Zorich (m. 1962)
  • Children: 3

Read more about Olympia Dukakis at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

petercaranicas
Variety, 2019-05-13 01:59:21
The documentary “Olympia,” a revealing look at the life and career of Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, will join the other films screening at the 13th annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, which will take place at UCLA and at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre on June 3-9. The event will kick ...

danvariety
Variety, 2019-04-11 14:00:14
“We’re still people, aren’t we?” Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis) asks at the beginning of the new installment of “Tales of the City. “Flawed, narcissistic… and doing our best.” That’s as good a summation as any of the first 2019 episode of one of the most surprisingly resilient TV brands out ...

'Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City:' Ellen Page Joins Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis in Netflix Sequel
Billboard, 2018-04-25 15:33:54
It's official: Netflix is reviving Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City as a 10-episode limited series. The streaming giant on...

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