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  • Category: Live theatre
  • Unveiled: 24 May 2013
  • Address:
    6286 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 850th
    Monthly Average: 763rd
  • 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

'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...

josephotterson
Variety, 2018-04-24 17:30:35
Netflix has ordered a new 10-episode installment of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City,” Variety has learned. As previously announced when it was revealed the series was in development, Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis will reprise their roles as Mary Ann Singleton and Anna Madrigal respectively. In addition, Barbara Garrick, ...

Louis Zorich, Familiar Actor on TV and Stage, Dies at 93
NY Times TV, 2018-02-02 23:23:47
He was known for “Mad About You” and other shows. But his first love was the theater, where he often appeared alongside his wife, Olympia Dukakis.

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