Actress Jessica Walter dead at 80

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:49 pm    Post subject: Actress Jessica Walter dead at 80

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Jessica Walter Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Archer’ Actress Was 80


Jessica Walter, the award-winning actress whose career spanned six decades, passed away in her sleep at home in New York City on Wednesday, March 24. She was 80.

Walter’s career included everything from a standout turn in Clint Eastwood’s directorial debut, Play Misty for Me, to The Flamingo Kid and her Emmy-nominated turns on Trapper John M..D. and Streets of San Francisco. For her performance as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development, Walter earned yet another Emmy nomination and two SAG nominations.

Walter won an Emmy starring in Amy Prentiss, an Ironside spinoff in the mid-1970s about a young San Francisco police detective. She also voiced Malory Archer on FXX’s animated series Archer.


Walter served as 2nd National Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild, and was an elected member of the SAG Board of Directors for over a decade.

As news of her passing spread, Walter’s Arrested co-stars and many others began to weigh in, with co-star David Cross calling her “an absolutely brilliant actress and amazing talent.” See those tributes here.

Walter began her career in her hometown of New York City where she appeared in numerous Broadway productions including Advise and Consent, Neil Simon’s Rumors, A Severed Head, Nightlife and Photo Finish, for which she earned the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Newcomer.

Also on stage, Walter worked at New York’s Playwright’s Horizons and the Los Angeles Theater Center, where she starred in Tartuffe opposite the late Ron Leibman, her Emmy- and Tony-winning husband. She also starred in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes, which picked up several Tony Awards.

Walter is survived by daughter Brooke Bowman, who is SVP Drama Programming at Fox Entertainment, and grandson Micah Heymann.

Bowman said in a statement: “It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica. A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off. While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre.”

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:43 pm    Post subject:

Lucille Bluth Forever.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:03 pm    Post subject:

RIP. Loved Arrested Development.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:41 pm    Post subject:

First Pops and now Lucille . . . Rough week.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:46 pm    Post subject:

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First Pops and now Lucille . . . Rough week.

RIP


Oddly enough they played a married couple on the short lived TV Land sitcom Retired at 35
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:29 am    Post subject:

Really loved her work, she stole scenes routinely. This comes as a shock. May she rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:51 pm    Post subject:

Wow, oddly enough I started re-watching Arrested Development a couple months ago. Rest in peace.
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