Paul Reiser, Cher, Viola Davis & More Pay Tribute To “Radiant, Powerful And Supremely Talented” Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Refresh for updates… After the death of Olympia Dukakis was announced on Saturday, social media reactions from former collaborators and Hollywood admirers began pouring in.

“So, so sad to hear of #OlympiaDukakis’s passing,” tweeted actor Paul Reiser, who had “the great joy of playing her son” in two films, Paul Seed’s Strange Relations (2001) and Raymond De Felitta’s dramedy The Thing About My Folks (2005). 

“Such a radiant, powerful and supremely talented woman. I feel blessed to have known her,” Reiser added. “RIP ‘Ma.’ I will always smile at the thought of you and sweet Louis together.”

Actress, singer and TV personality Cher, who starred with Dukakis in the romantic comedy Moonstruck, also chimed in with memories from set. “Even Though Her part was That Of a Suffering Wife, We [laughed] all the time…I Talked To Her 3Wks Ago,” she tweeted. “Rip Dear One.”

Oscar winner Viola Davis, who starred with Dukakis in 1998 film The Pentagon Wars, also chimed in, calling her as “the consummate actor” and “a joy to work with.”

Olympia Dukakis’ Film & TV Career: A Photo Gallery

The Oscar-winning star of MoonstruckLook Who’s Talking and Mr. Holland‘s Opus passed away today at her home in New York City. She was 89.

Deadline will share more reactions as they come in…

This article was printed from