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Olympia Dukakis is DEAD TO ME!

She's no longer more twisted than color tv.

by Anonymousreply 20305/05/2021

Nothing about her death comes up after Googling her name in news.

by Anonymousreply 105/01/2021

Olympia has fallen!

by Anonymousreply 205/01/2021

Op’s thread is false.


by Anonymousreply 305/01/2021

This has happened before???

by Anonymousreply 405/01/2021

R4 - yes

by Anonymousreply 505/01/2021

No, she's really dead. We have a mutual friend.

Hasn't been made public yet.

by Anonymousreply 605/01/2021

Oh God I wanna know why!! Why Lord, I wish I could understand! No! No! No! It's not supposed to happen this way! I'm supposed to go first. I've always been ready to go first! I-I don't think I can take this! I-I don't think I can take this! I-I just wanna hit somebody 'til they feel as bad as I do! I just wanna hit something! I wanna hit it hard!

by Anonymousreply 705/01/2021

It’s being confirmed on Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 805/01/2021

Old man, you give those dogs another piece of my food and I’m gonna kick ya ’til you’re dead!

by Anonymousreply 905/01/2021

Some actress named Daphne Alexander tweeted about it. Someone else did a half an hour ago, but that's it, no other news as of yet. Who knows if it's true.

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by Anonymousreply 1005/01/2021

Olympia is one of the few actresses NEVER invited back to the Oscar after she won

She has never stepped foot on the Oscar stage since she won in 1988

Gee I wonder why?

by Anonymousreply 1105/01/2021

I've only seen one tweet.

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by Anonymousreply 1205/01/2021

"Okay Michael, let's go!".

by Anonymousreply 1305/01/2021

It must be true. Abe Vigoda just called me to tell me the news.

by Anonymousreply 1405/01/2021

Who are these two? Reputable?

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by Anonymousreply 1505/01/2021

I honestly don't know why she wasn't invited back to the Academy. Is she a notorious cunt?

by Anonymousreply 1605/01/2021

Wiki REFUSES to accept it

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by Anonymousreply 1705/01/2021

Waiting for confirmation from Cher.

by Anonymousreply 1805/01/2021

I loved her more than my luggage.

by Anonymousreply 1905/01/2021

Did she die of natural causes?

by Anonymousreply 2005/01/2021

Was her stolen Oscar ever found?

by Anonymousreply 2105/01/2021

Wikipedia seems to be saying she's dead.

by Anonymousreply 2205/01/2021

[quote] Was her stolen Oscar ever found?

No, but she did get a replacement

by Anonymousreply 2305/01/2021

R11, She has/had a reputation for being "difficult".

by Anonymousreply 2405/01/2021

Is her death worthy of a Diana scream?

by Anonymousreply 2505/01/2021

She stunk.

by Anonymousreply 2605/01/2021

She use her time to plug Michael Dukakis when she won the Oscar, R11.

by Anonymousreply 2705/01/2021

R27 Susan Sarandon did worse and was actually Banned from the Academy Awards - a few years later they lifted the ban off of Sarandon

by Anonymousreply 2805/01/2021

In happier times . . .

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by Anonymousreply 2905/01/2021

Ohhh...dl-ed Steel Magnolias after the thread on here a couple weeks ago. Now is the time.

by Anonymousreply 3005/01/2021


Cute heinies! Mmmm...

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by Anonymousreply 3105/01/2021

R30, It's free this weekend on STARZ if you have COMCAST.

by Anonymousreply 3205/01/2021

So is it true or not?

by Anonymousreply 3305/01/2021

It's all free for me, suckas!

by Anonymousreply 3405/01/2021

Can I have her stuff?

by Anonymousreply 3505/01/2021

If ol' 'Lympy is dead, let me raise a glass of rubbing alcohol to her!

by Anonymousreply 3605/01/2021

I thought maybe OP had heard a rumor somewhere but now that we also have a fake QEII death thread, I'm thinking there's a bored troll this afternoon.

by Anonymousreply 3705/01/2021

My big fat Greek Oscar

by Anonymousreply 3805/01/2021

Those two actors on Twitter who, by tweeting RIP to Olympia Dukakis, accidentally revealed they read Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 3905/01/2021

Cher just tweeted that she just got the best news she has heard in years.

by Anonymousreply 4005/01/2021


by Anonymousreply 4105/01/2021

Peri Gilpin is retweeting it so it must be true.

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by Anonymousreply 4205/01/2021

Still no verification and it's entirely possible that Daphne lady just read it here.

by Anonymousreply 4305/01/2021

Apparently her brother posted on Facebook that she’s died.

by Anonymousreply 4405/01/2021

Was just coming to say that, R44.

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by Anonymousreply 4505/01/2021

I won't believe it until TMZ says so.

by Anonymousreply 4605/01/2021

Apollo has indeed posted Olympia died this morning.

He posted it hours ago, not sure why OP said it wasn't confirmed when it apparently was.

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by Anonymousreply 4705/01/2021

I liked her in the Look Who’s Talking movies.

by Anonymousreply 4805/01/2021

So if Lympy had passed away last Saturday, would she have made the cut for the Oscars In Memorium?

by Anonymousreply 4905/01/2021

A statement from the Toronto Trans Collective

[quote]In stealing the role of Anna Magical in Tales From The City from a trans woman and putting on transface, Olympica De Karkis committed an act of extreme violence against the trans community. She never apologised or sought to make reparations, such as donating her Oscar or her kidneys to a trans woman in need. We do not mourn her death. Trans women are women. Olympica De Karkis was not a trans woman and never will be trans woman.

by Anonymousreply 5005/01/2021

I didn't even know she was alive.

by Anonymousreply 5105/01/2021
by Anonymousreply 5205/01/2021

I'll believe when it's confirmed by Tanya Roberts.

by Anonymousreply 5305/01/2021

Her best role was as Louise Wokansky in Brian De Palma’s SISTERS.

“You!? I’d like to see you try.”

by Anonymousreply 5405/01/2021


by Anonymousreply 5505/01/2021


One actress I loved lock, stock and barrel.

by Anonymousreply 5605/01/2021

Another who thought she had died years ago. A friend who was an aspiring actress happened to find herself sitting next to her on a bus in New York and found her friendly and kind.

by Anonymousreply 5705/01/2021

Who’s dead?

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by Anonymousreply 5805/01/2021

It's spreading throughout Twitterland.

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by Anonymousreply 5905/01/2021

R59 If it’s on JJ, then it’s official.

by Anonymousreply 6005/01/2021

Olympia's brother writes

"My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York City. After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her Louis."

by Anonymousreply 6105/01/2021

Olympia on "Search For Tomorrow"

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by Anonymousreply 6205/01/2021

Do you thing the Toronto Trans Collective had her killed?

by Anonymousreply 6305/01/2021

I guess she's not going to be able to play Anna Madrigal anymore.

by Anonymousreply 6405/01/2021

Will Michael ( Olympia's cousin) Dukakis be next he is 87?

by Anonymousreply 6505/01/2021

I had to watch this scene again...

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by Anonymousreply 6605/01/2021

George Takei acknowledges it.

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by Anonymousreply 6705/01/2021

Told ya!

by Anonymousreply 6805/01/2021

God, Takei is pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 6905/01/2021

A dead man AND a dead girl!

by Anonymousreply 7005/01/2021

R70 You are evil. But also hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 7105/01/2021

My God, that tribute by Takei is so cringey.

But wow, OP, you were faster than TMZ!

by Anonymousreply 7205/01/2021

Wow, Takei's tweet is certainly something.

by Anonymousreply 7305/01/2021

Hollywood Reporter officially confirms it

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by Anonymousreply 7405/01/2021

So very sad to hear this. Olympia Dukakis, such a wonderful actress & beautiful person. #RIP

- Betty Buckley

by Anonymousreply 7505/01/2021

89 years old, lived a good life, can't ask for more.

by Anonymousreply 7605/01/2021

Wow, she was actually only in her 50s during Moonstruck. She must have had a hard life.

by Anonymousreply 7705/01/2021

The Times reporting

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by Anonymousreply 7805/01/2021

Olympia Dukakis, the self-assured, raspy-voiced actress who often played world-weary and worldly wise characters, and who won an Academy Award for her role as just such a woman, the Italian-American mother in “Moonstruck,” died on Saturday in New York City. She was 89.

Her brother, the actor Apollo Dukakis, announced the death on Facebook.

Ms. Dukakis was 56 and an East Coast stage veteran of three decades when she starred in “Moonstruck” (1987), a romantic comedy about a young widow, Loretta (played by Cher), whose life is turned upside down when she falls in love with her fiancé’s brother (Nicolas Cage). Ms. Dukakis stole scene after scene as Rose Castorini, the Cher character’s sardonic mother, who saw the world clearly and advised accordingly.

“Do you love him, Loretta?” she asks her daughter, referring to the dull fiancé. When Loretta says no, Rose replies: “Good. When you love them, they drive you crazy, because they know they can.”

by Anonymousreply 7905/01/2021

The role won Ms. Dukakis the Oscar for best supporting actress (Cher also won) and a host of other prizes in 1988 — the same year her cousin Michael Dukakis won the Democratic presidential nomination. The award led to more film roles.

She played a catty Southern widow in the mostly female ensemble cast of “Steel Magnolias” (1989); the mother of Kirstie Alley’s character in the three “Look Who’s Talking” movies (1989-93); the pot-growing transgender San Francisco landlord Anna Madrigal, from 1993 to 2019, in the four television mini-series made from Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” stories; and Frank Sinatra’s mother, Dolly, in the 1992 television movie “Sinatra.”

Those were far from her first mature roles. At 40 she had played 36-year-old Joseph Bologna’s mother in “Made for Each Other” (1971), and at 38 she was 32-year-old Dustin Hoffman’s mother in “John and Mary” (1969).

“I always played older,” she told The New York Times in 2004. “I think it was the voice.”

She played various ages onstage, where her career began. And in a way, she owed it all to Nora Ephron.

by Anonymousreply 8005/01/2021

Ms. Ephron saw Ms. Dukakis in Christopher Durang’s Off Broadway play “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” and decided she wanted Ms. Dukakis in Mike Nichols’s 1986 film “Heartburn,” based on Ms. Ephron’s roman à clef. Mr. Nichols then cast Ms. Dukakis in his next Broadway project, “Social Security.” Norman Jewison saw “Social Security” and cast Ms. Dukakis in a film he was about to direct: “Moonstruck.”

Despite the awards and her other screen successes, Ms. Dukakis never gave up theater work. In 2011 she starred in an Off Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s “The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.” Charles Isherwood, reviewing her performance in The Times, called her “macabre, hilarious and weirdly touching,” with a “bullying bravado that commands attention.” The next year she played Prospero (Prospera, actually) in “The Tempest” for Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts.

Olympia Dukakis was born on June 20, 1931, in Lowell, Mass., the older of two children of Constantine and Alexandra (Christos) Dukakis, both Greek immigrants. Her father worked in various settings, including a munitions factory, a printing business and the quality control department of Lever Brothers. He also founded an amateur theater company.

Olympia graduated from Boston University with a degree in physical therapy and practiced that occupation, traveling to West Virginia, Minnesota and Texas during the worst days of the midcentury polio epidemic. Eventually she earned enough money to return to B.U. to study theater.

by Anonymousreply 8105/01/2021

The Data Lounge paper of record confirms

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Even before she received her M.F.A., she threw herself into her new career, making her stage debut in a 1956 summer stock production of “Outward Bound” in Maine. She moved to New York in 1959 and made her New York stage debut the next year in “The Breaking Wall” at St. Mark’s Playhouse.

Her first screen appearance came in 1962, on the television series “Dr. Kildare.” Her first movie role was an uncredited one as a psychiatric patient in “Lilith” (1964). She received an Obie Award in 1963 for her role as Widow Begbick, the canteen owner, in Bertolt Brecht’s drama “A Man’s a Man” and another, 22 years later, for playing the grandmother of Mr. Durang’s character in “The Marriage of Bette and Boo.”

Along the way she married Louis Zorich, a fellow actor who had appeared with her in a production of “Medea” in Williamstown, Mass. Together they helped found the Whole Theater Company in 1973 in Montclair, N.J., where they lived while bringing up their children. The company produced the likes of Chekhov, Coward and Williams for almost two decades. Ms. Dukakis also taught acting at New York University.

by Anonymousreply 8305/01/2021

Mr. Zorich died in 2018. Complete information on survivors was not immediately available. (Really, NYT??)

In recent years she played recurring characters on several television series, including “Bored to Death,” in which her character had a torrid affair with Zach Galifianakis’s. In her last film, “Not to Forget,” scheduled to open this year, she plays a judge who sentences a millennial to care for his grandmother.

When The Toronto Sun asked her in 2003 whether she was planning to retire, she answered: “From what? I love this chaotic, contradictory, loving mess that has been my life.”

She reflected on her success in a 2001 interview with the London newspaper The Guardian. “Maybe good fortune comes to you for the same reason as bad,” she said. “It’s all about understanding more: You learn a lot of things when you’re struggling, and other things when you’re what the world calls successful. Or perhaps it’s just something that happens. Some days it’s cold, and some days it’s hot.”

by Anonymousreply 8405/01/2021

Of all the obits, only Hollywood Reporter is mentioning her work on Search For Tomorrow

Variety and NY Times IGNORED the fact Olympia was on a Soap Opera.

by Anonymousreply 8505/01/2021

Takei's statement is the "Princess Diana Scream" of Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 8605/01/2021

yes indeed

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by Anonymousreply 8705/01/2021

A statement from the Toronto Trans Collective

[quote]In honoring Olympica De Karkis, George Tacky has shown himself to be a fraudulent member of the LGBT community who casts away trans women like the wrapper around a cheeseburger from McDonalds. Olympica De Karkis committed extreme violence against the trans community with her fraudulent portrayal of a trans woman in trans face. Trans women are women.

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by Anonymousreply 8905/01/2021

Gary David Goldberg offered the role of the grandmother in the series "Brooklyn Bridge" to Olympia and her husband Louis Zorich.

While Louis said yes, Olympia didn't want to be tied to a series. The role went to Marion Ross

by Anonymousreply 9005/01/2021

Slap her, M'lynn!

by Anonymousreply 9105/01/2021

R58 I think of that line whenever I get a late-night/early-morning call from a family member.

by Anonymousreply 9205/01/2021

Have to say, Datalounge does it again. Wasn’t even on any of the news websites and yet, it was DL early this morning

by Anonymousreply 9305/01/2021

Such sad news RIP

by Anonymousreply 9405/01/2021

So young!

by Anonymousreply 9505/01/2021

R93 I know many hate Twitter here, but it does have some small instances where it is useful, and early reporting of news events is an example.

Aside from her age and health issues.....I believed the early Tweets that reported it because it was credible people in the theater community sharing it.

by Anonymousreply 9605/01/2021

R11 yeah they invited every winner from the previous year back but her. This was the year of the Allan Carr fiasco. She should’ve gave supporting actor to Kevin Kline.

by Anonymousreply 9705/01/2021

Here's what she looked like at 87. Damn, girl had some awesome work done on her face. Hope she left someone the name of her surgeon before she departed for the great unknown.

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by Anonymousreply 9805/01/2021

What's with all the hatred of George Takei?

It's like the alt-right trolls here don't even pretend anymore.

by Anonymousreply 9905/01/2021

So young.

by Anonymousreply 10005/01/2021

She went inside my mother in Myrtle Beach.

by Anonymousreply 10105/01/2021

[quote]What's with all the hatred of George Takei?

Did you even bother to read what he wrote before you commented?

by Anonymousreply 10205/01/2021

And when her face pops up in the In Memoriam (“I’ll Be Seeing You” rap by Snoop Dogg) next year we’ll all be thinking she died years ago.

by Anonymousreply 10305/01/2021

I saw her in the Encores production of Kander & Ebb's "70 Girls, 70" and she was very, very bad in it.

Anita Gillette played one of the supporting roles in it and was excellent. Everyone was saying how Gillette should have been cast in the lead.

by Anonymousreply 10405/01/2021

[quote] What's with all the hatred of George Takei?

It's not hatred of Takei. But his tribute was cheesy and embarrassing. Nothing to do with "alt-right trolls" and more to do with tacky Twitter posts.

by Anonymousreply 10505/01/2021

r104 see r26

by Anonymousreply 10605/01/2021

Aha, I missed that. I'm getting old. r106.

by Anonymousreply 10705/01/2021

[Quote] Op’s thread is false. Again.

Did you make the same claim on the Marcus D'Amico thread?

by Anonymousreply 10805/01/2021

[Quote] Takei's statement is the "Princess Diana Scream" of Twitter.

Not really. The Diana scream was spontaneous.

by Anonymousreply 10905/01/2021

[quote]Did you even bother to read what he wrote before you commented?

Yes, R102. I'm the one who posted it, at R67. (I can't get that link to work anymore.) George wrote:

[quote]Olympia Dukakis has departed our company. We were Moonstruck by her, as she told us great Tales of the City. A true Steel Magnolia within a more common forest. Ah, what a life force, her later years her best. Rest now among the heavens, Olympia.

There's nothing wrong with that.

[quote]It's not hatred of Takei. But his tribute was cheesy and embarrassing. Nothing to do with "alt-right trolls" and more to do with tacky Twitter posts.

I don't buy that, R105. There was nothing wrong with his tribute. On the other hand, there was this:

[quote]R69: God, Takei is pathetic.

[quote]R72: My God, that tribute by Takei is so cringey.

[quote]R86: Takei's statement is the "Princess Diana Scream" of Twitter.


by Anonymousreply 11005/01/2021

R110 sit down with your nonsense. It was cheesy and over the top, an attempt to get attention for his supposed cleverness instead of honoring someone else.

by Anonymousreply 11105/01/2021

Takei well earned the scorn heaped upon his stupid statement.

by Anonymousreply 11205/01/2021

From CNN

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by Anonymousreply 11305/01/2021

If you want to see old folks, r107, you're in the wrong place tonight.

by Anonymousreply 11405/01/2021

In your opinion, r111.

by Anonymousreply 11505/01/2021

Cher has just released a statement

Olympia Dukakis - Was an Amazing ,Academy Award Winning Actress.O lympia Played My Mom In Moonstruck, & Even Though Her Part was That Of a Suffering Wife, We cried ALL The Time. She Would Tell Me How MUCH She Loved Louis, Her”Handsome Talented,Husband”. I Talked To Her 3Wks Ago. Rip Dear One

by Anonymousreply 11605/01/2021

Whyyyyyyyy....Whyyyy.... Why???!!!! Oh God I wish I could understand!

by Anonymousreply 11705/01/2021

I adore Cher but her overcapitalization offends me.

by Anonymousreply 11805/01/2021

I think her elder life story has Oscar written all over it!

by Anonymousreply 11905/01/2021

[quote]Takei's statement is the "Princess Diana Scream" of Twitter.

OK that's funny.

by Anonymousreply 12005/01/2021

Awww Cher

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by Anonymousreply 12105/01/2021

Hah r121, and when Loretta finds her true love, Rose says, “aww that’s a shame.”

by Anonymousreply 12205/01/2021

[quote]Do you thing the Toronto Trans Collective had her killed?

I thing that. What do you thing, Thing?

by Anonymousreply 12305/01/2021

I thing so too?

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by Anonymousreply 12405/01/2021

Here at 0:43 she plays a blinder in Jeffrey

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by Anonymousreply 12505/01/2021

She starred in a TV movie about dementia with the Bionic Woman. I liked it but never saw it after it aired.

by Anonymousreply 12605/01/2021

Eastuh Bunnay

by Anonymousreply 12705/01/2021

Has Susan Day tweeted because she was up for Bridesmaid #2 in Steel Magnolias, so this is going to hit her hard.

by Anonymousreply 12805/01/2021

Oh, deer! ^

by Anonymousreply 12905/01/2021

Just a few days ago I watched the episode of The Simpsons where she plays an elderly woman who dates Grampa because he has a car. It's actually pretty funny for a post-classic-era episode.

by Anonymousreply 13005/01/2021

Paul Reiser tweets

So. so sad to hear of #OlympiaDukakis’s passing. I had the great joy of playing her son – twice. Such a radiant, powerful and supremely talented woman. I feel blessed to have known her. RIP “Ma.” I will always smile at the thought of you and sweet Louis together.

— Paul Reiser (@PaulReiser)

by Anonymousreply 13105/01/2021

Cher is still upset and sent out ANOTHER tweet about Olympia

Wrote This Hrs Ago,But Didn’t hit Twt😔.Heard Olympia Was Sick So Called Her Daughter & Said Could I Talk 2 Her.She Said “She might Not HEAR or SPEAK”.I Called In2 The Receiver”Olympia It’s Cher,I ❤️You”.Remember Moonstruck,She Said “oh cher,I❣️you”She Was Weak But Happy. RIP O

— Cher (@cher) May 1, 2021

by Anonymousreply 13205/01/2021

Is she really dead?

by Anonymousreply 13305/01/2021

No comment.

by Anonymousreply 13405/01/2021

She's not dead, she's just been in a very bad mood for 40 years.

by Anonymousreply 13505/01/2021

[quote] A statement from the Toronto Trans Collective In honoring Olympica De Karkis, George Tacky has shown himself to be a fraudulent member of the LGBT community who casts away trans women like the wrapper around a cheeseburger from McDonalds. Olympica De Karkis committed extreme violence against the trans community with her fraudulent portrayal of a trans woman in trans face. Trans women are women.

Would someone please tell the Toronto Trans Whateverthefuck to STFU?

by Anonymousreply 13605/01/2021

I loved Olympia. Great actress. Proud Greek from Massachusetts.

And it's Greek Easter tomorrow--Sun May 2. Maybe she resurrect if we only pray hard enough.

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by Anonymousreply 13705/01/2021

She was awful. And her accent in Steel Magnolias was hideous. And she was ugly. Bye!

by Anonymousreply 13805/01/2021

Olympia of the greats.


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[quote]Takei's statement is the "Princess Diana Scream" of Twitter.

How dare you! The Diana Scream is a DL icon. Takei's tweet is just cringe-inducing.

by Anonymousreply 14005/01/2021

What can I say but I loved her? Everyone loved her. She was a gift..unique and talented and one of a kind. Rest in peace my friend Olympia.

by Anonymousreply 14105/01/2021

R141, When do you think they last spoke?

by Anonymousreply 14205/01/2021

The "Steel Magnolias" cast on "Donahue".

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by Anonymousreply 14305/01/2021

Is she dead yet?

by Anonymousreply 14405/01/2021

I think Cher needs a MRI or something.

by Anonymousreply 14505/01/2021

We promise, Rose, to never shit where we eat.

by Anonymousreply 14605/01/2021

This thread is spoken like a true smart ass.

by Anonymousreply 14705/01/2021

All hail to the great Olympia.

by Anonymousreply 14805/01/2021

Tell Larry Haines and Mary Stuart I say hello.

by Anonymousreply 14905/01/2021

Never liked her. Overrated.

But I'm sad that she has passed, because I don't have ice water in my veins.

by Anonymousreply 15005/01/2021

Oh that's sad to hear she has passed away.

by Anonymousreply 15105/01/2021

So are those posters who called OP a liar going to apologize?

by Anonymousreply 15205/01/2021

R152 I told them to suck on my crotch, crotch, crotch.

by Anonymousreply 15305/01/2021

What were her health issues?

by Anonymousreply 15405/01/2021

Has Miss Julia Roberts weighed in to make it about her?

by Anonymousreply 15505/01/2021

[quote]What were her health issues?

R154. She was 89..

Dukakis died in New York, her brother Apollo wrote on Facebook. "After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her [husband] Louis."

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by Anonymousreply 15605/01/2021

She choked on a giant Baclava.

by Anonymousreply 15705/01/2021

[quote]A statement from the Toronto Trans Collective

In telling the Toronto Trans Collective to "STFU" and misgendering our collective as a "whateverthef*ck", R136 has committed an act of extreme violence against the trans community. R136 therefore joins Olympica De Karkis and George Tacky in the Toronto Tans Collective's Burn Book, Spring 21 edition, to be published in June. Trans women are women and of R136 attempts to attack the Toronto Trans Collective again, either literally, physically, metaphorically, spiritually or reputationally, the Toronto Trans Collective will make sure R136 chokes to death on a big lesbian dick.

by Anonymousreply 15805/01/2021

Was she a bitch to Mary Stuart when she was on Search For Tomorrow?

by Anonymousreply 15905/01/2021

What can one say? A great lady, fine actress and wonderful human being.

May you rest in peace Ms. Dukakis, and thanks for all the good times.

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by Anonymousreply 16005/01/2021

Another one bites the dust. Well she was a very interesting character actress.

by Anonymousreply 16105/01/2021

Her Oscar that was stolen from her NJ house is still out there somewhere and just went up in value.

by Anonymousreply 16205/02/2021


She died.

She is DEAD,

by Anonymousreply 16305/02/2021

Only a few months after the death of Cloris Leachman.

by Anonymousreply 16405/02/2021

A statement from the Toronto Trans Collective

[quote]The Toronto Trans Collective condemns use of the word "dead" to describe a person who has recently stopped being alive. The "dead naming" of trans people is an act of extreme violence against trans people and to use the word "dead" to describe people who are no longer living is deeply offensive and transphobic towards trans women, trans men and non binary people who have dead names.

by Anonymousreply 16505/02/2021

Death happens in threes. Cloris, Olympia and ????

by Anonymousreply 16605/02/2021

R166 you are aware Leachman died in January? So she’s not included in May.

by Anonymousreply 16705/02/2021

Maybe it should be renamed the Toronto WOW Collective.

by Anonymousreply 16805/02/2021

A statement from the Toronto Trans Collective

[quote] The continued attention focused on Olympica De Carcass in the narrative of her departure from earthly existence is yet another example of literal violence against trans women. The stories of cis women are continuously centered and prioritized over the lives of trans women, especially trans women of color. This focus on her depature from earthly existence continues to perpetuate acts of extreme violence against the trans community. Instead of an obsessive focus on De Carcass and her depature from earthly existence, cis people everywhere should educate themselves on the lives of trans women, and support them by donating money, clothing or their homes to support their goals. Trans women are women.

by Anonymousreply 16905/02/2021

I'm not getting the Takei hate. Yes it was a bit cloying and sentimental but cheesy and cringeworthy? No.

Is this one of the famous DL hates out gay men examples? Yes.

by Anonymousreply 17005/02/2021

We don't normally hate Takei, dear, but that was Branson-Gift-Shop level cheapness and cheesiness. No self respecting gay should have ever attempted it!

by Anonymousreply 17105/02/2021

R166, Jimmy Carter's on deck.

by Anonymousreply 17205/02/2021

What can I say but I loved her? Everyone loved her. She was a gift..unique and talented and one of a kind. Rest in peace my friend Olympia.

- Sally Field

Oh my.. Olympia Dukakis has passed away.. She will forever be young in my mind and be my loving movie mother. When will I learn that people do not live forever & the time to engage is NOW?.. RIP

- Kirstie Alley

RIP Olympia Dukakis...the consummate actor. You made all around you step up their game. A joy to work with. Rest well. "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest"

- Viola Davis

A rare gem - a kind, fun, funny, smart wonderful human being with an eternally youthful spirit & an absolutely incredible actress - I will continue to hold her in my heart Heart suit peace love respect @OlympiaDukakis

- Darryl Hannah

Olympia Dukakis Was an Amazing,Academy Award Winning Actress.Olympia Played My Mom In Moonstruck,& Even Though Her Part was That Of a Suffering Wife, WeFace with tears of joyALL The Time.She Would Tell Me How MUCH She Loved Louis,Her”Handsome Talented,Husband”.I Talked To Her 3Wks Ago. Rip Dear One

- Cher

Olympia Dukakis has departed our company. We were Moonstruck by her, as she told us great Tales of the City. A true Steel Magnolia within a more common forest. Ah, what a life force, her later years her best. Rest now among the heavens, Olympia.

- George Takei

It was 33 years ago that we gave her and @cher the Golden Globe for “Moonstruck” but I’ll never forget how gracious she was. Olympia Dukakis was pure class and tons of talent. RIP.

- Marlee Matlin

Everyone on #TalesoftheCity set had a wild story about Olympia Dukakis. In prep to play Anna Madrigal, I watched everything she’d done on screen, and read her books. Sensitive, sassy, in love with her craft, full of wry humor and sharp intelligence. A broad for the ages

- Jen Richards

I must be on Mars as I am only finding out now about my beloved friend Olympia Dukakis. What an immense talent she was. What a sweet friend she was. Goodnight sweet lady.

- Ed Asner

so sad to hear - Theater veteran Olympia Dukakis, the Oscar-winning 'Moonstruck' actress, has died

- Rosie O Donnell

RIP Olympia Dukakis, a wonderful actress, a delightful person and a legend in the theater community. She won an Oscar for Moonstruck, and audiences cherished her take-no-prisoners turn in Steel Magnolias. I worked with her on the movie of my play Jeffrey and she was bliss

- Paul Rudnick

Olympia Dukakis!! gave us so many memorable, GREAT performances. She was the best of the best.

- Mia Farrow

So very sad to hear this. Olympia Dukakis, such a wonderful actress & beautiful person. #RIP

- Betty Buckley

So. so sad to hear of #OlympiaDukakis’s passing. I had the great joy of playing her son - twice. Such a radiant, powerful and supremely talented woman. I feel blessed to have known her. RIP “Ma.” I will always smile at the thought of you and sweet Louis together.

- Paul Reiser

1/Lessons learned from Olympia Dukakis: First day I worked with her when I was 24 - "Where are we going for margaritas tonight?" I said I wanted to get an early night. She said " We gotta have some laughs. Otherwise we'll blow our fucking brains out." We went for the margaritas. 2/When I directed her in my first film I spent a lot of time in rehearsal guiding actors to how I had imagined the lines. After about an hour she gestured to the space between her and the other actor and said "What you're not commenting on is what's happening right here." 3/ "Feelings aren't facts" was something I heard her say often. 4/I didn't have a day with her when I didn't end up in laughter so out of control that I was weeping. Or didn't have my thinking challenged so profoundly that I grew. There won't be another like her. 5/ Oh one more thing about Olympia. When I was 25 she said to me "You're twenty-five. You better be having great sex. If you're not you better do something about it." I love passing this onto people in their twenties now and seeing their faces go pale.

- Sarah Polley

by Anonymousreply 17305/02/2021

About George Takei--

Pearlclutchers calm the fuck down. He has set the commentary bar very high for over a decade, and this was just a hack. It happens I'm sure, but we're not going to pretend it didn't happen.

by Anonymousreply 17405/02/2021

Not every death evokes tributes from Paul Rudnik AND Paul Reiser.

by Anonymousreply 17505/02/2021

She was only 6 years older than me, but my youthful looks made it possible for her to play my aged mother convincingly in my smash Broadway play "Social Security".

by Anonymousreply 17605/02/2021

R173, Sarah Polley is so underrated. I've loved her ever since she starrediin'Go' and acted circles around poor Katie Holmes.

by Anonymousreply 17705/02/2021

What did Michael Dukakis have to say about his cousin?

by Anonymousreply 17805/02/2021

R178, "Thanks for nothing."

by Anonymousreply 17905/02/2021

Has Kitty Dukakis commented yet?

by Anonymousreply 18005/02/2021

Do you love him, Loretta?

Ma, I love him awful.

Oh, God, that's too bad.

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by Anonymousreply 18105/02/2021

George Takei’s tribute was Gene Shalit on steroids.

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by Anonymousreply 18205/02/2021

" A true Steel Magnolia within a more common forest" alone is worthy of the first Pulitzer Prize for tweeting!

by Anonymousreply 18305/02/2021

So M'Lynn and Annelle commented but not Truvy, Ouiser or Shelby

by Anonymousreply 18405/02/2021

I want my creme brulee!

by Anonymousreply 18505/02/2021

Kalo Pascha, Olympia. You missed Easter by a day.

by Anonymousreply 18605/02/2021

Where is Susan Dey? We've heard nothing from her yet. Inconsiderate bitch.

by Anonymousreply 18705/02/2021

I’m sure Julia, Shirley and Dolly will comment soon. Especially Dolly. I think she posts a lot on social media.

by Anonymousreply 18805/02/2021

Her forthcoming movie, mentioned by R84, has quite a cast: Tatum O'Neal, Karen Grassle, Cloris Leachman, George Chakiris, Lou Gossett Jr.

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by Anonymousreply 18905/02/2021

Dolly hasn't Twittered since mid-April.

by Anonymousreply 19005/02/2021

[quote] "Feelings aren't facts" was something I heard her say often.

Uh-oh. Wait till the Toronto Trans Collective hears about this!

by Anonymousreply 19105/02/2021

From Variety:

Dolly Parton, who was also in “Steel Magnolias” with Dukakis, remembered her in a statement to Today: “I was so sorry to hear that Olympia Dukakis had passed away. She has been one of my favorite people that I have ever known or worked with. I really got very close to her and felt like we were good friends. Even though I didn’t get to see her much, I thought of her often and knew that she was such a quality human being. She will be missed by her fans, her family, and those of us that were lucky enough to get to know her personally.”

by Anonymousreply 19205/02/2021

OT, I never met Olympia Dukakis, but her role in "Social Security" was played in the national tour by a lesser known, yet completely legendary NY actress and all around character named Irma St. Paule. I knew Irma from a play we did together. Born in Odessa, Ukraine, she bore an uncanny resemblance to Olympia Dukakis, wore a man's overcoat, and hand-rolled her own cigarettes. Although she was not what I would call a great or even good actress, acting was her true passion, and frankly it was more than enough!

by Anonymousreply 19305/02/2021

[quote]Wait till the Toronto Trans Collective hears about this!

A statement from the Toronto Trans Collective

[quote]The Toronto Trans Collective considers the statement "feelings aren't facts" to be an act of extreme violence against trans people. The Toronto Trans Collective notes that the De Karkis family have still not made attempts to make reparations on behalf of Olympica in relation to her crimes against trans people's wellbeing. This is a hostile act and will be treated as such.

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by Anonymousreply 19505/03/2021

The TTC tickles me.

by Anonymousreply 19605/05/2021

Has Laura Linney or anyone else from "Tales of the City" commented?

by Anonymousreply 19705/05/2021

Yes, R197

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by Anonymousreply 19805/05/2021

She was on Search for Tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 19905/05/2021

And did she find it?

by Anonymousreply 20005/05/2021

Laura's tribute was very nice.

by Anonymousreply 20105/05/2021

Nothing from Ted Danson, her son in "Dad"?

by Anonymousreply 20205/05/2021

Such nice tributes! I don’t think I’ll get any.

by Anonymousreply 20305/05/2021
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