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  • Category: Live theatre
  • Unveiled: 24 May 2013
  • Address:
    6286 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 714th
    Monthly Average: 800th
  • 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

cynthialittleton
Variety, 2017-06-28 18:01:01
Netflix is developing a new installment of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” with Working Title Television U.S. Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are on board to revive the characters they played in Showtime and PBS adaptations of the landmark LGBT-themed novel series in the 1990s. Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”) ...

patsaperstein
Variety, 2017-03-16 22:23:15
Longtime Gotham talent agent Gene Parseghian, who repped stars including Daniel Day Lewis, Eddie Redmayne, Olympia Dukakis, and Kathleen Turner, died March 16 of cancer at his home in Manhattan. He was 72. Among the other actors he repped were Kit Harington, Rufus Sewell, Hugh Dancy, Essie Davis, Christopher Abbott, ...

Olympia Dukakis, Estelle Parsons and Brenda Currin Are Part of Tonight’s Reading at 92Y
Playbill Combined , 2015-03-11 18:22:14
92Y presents a reading of the short story "Asphodel," by the Pulitzer-winning author Eudora Welty, March 11. The staged reading features Broadway actors Olympia Dukakis (Rose), Estelle Parsons (Nice Work if You Can Get It) and Brenda Currin (Threepenny Opera).

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