Dolly Parton, Sally Subject honor ‘Metal Magnolias’ co-star Olympia Dukakis: ‘What can I say however I liked her’

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(L-R) Actresses Dolly Parton, Sally Field and Olympia Dukakis at the premiere of the motion picture 'Steel Magnolias.' 


Dolly Parton and Sally Subject have come ahead to honor their “Metal Magnolias” co-star Olympia Dukakis.

The veteran stage and display screen actress who gained an Oscar for enjoying Cher’s mom within the romantic comedy “Moonstruck” handed away on Saturday at age 89.

“I used to be so sorry to listen to that Olympia Dukakis had handed away,” Parton, 75, tweeted on Monday. “She has been one among my favourite people who I’ve ever identified or labored with. I actually bought very near her and felt like we had been good mates.”

“Although I didn’t get to see her a lot, I considered her typically and knew that she was such a high quality human being,” the nation star continued. “She will likely be missed by her followers, her household, and people of us that had been fortunate sufficient to get to know her personally.”

‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’ AND ‘MOONSTRUCK’ ACTRESS OLYMPIA DUKAKIS DIES AT 89

(L-R) Actresses Dolly Parton, Sally Field and Olympia Dukakis at the premiere of the motion picture 'Steel Magnolias.' 

(L-R) Actresses Dolly Parton, Sally Subject and Olympia Dukakis on the premiere of the movement image ‘Metal Magnolias.’ 
(Photograph by Robin Platzer/Twin Pictures/The LIFE Pictures Assortment through Getty Pictures/Getty Pictures)

“What can I say however I liked her,” tweeted Subject, 74. “Everybody liked her. She was a present..distinctive and gifted and one among a sort. Relaxation in peace my pal Olympia.”

“Metal Magnolias,” which relies on Robert Harling’s 1987 play of the identical title, explores the bond {that a} group of Southern ladies shares as they deal with the loss of life of one among their very own. The 1989 movie additionally starred Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, and Dylan McDermott, amongst others.

Whereas a explanation for loss of life was not instantly launched, the late star’s household stated in an announcement that she had been in failing well being for months.

Dukakis gained her Oscar via a shocking chain of circumstances, starting with writer Nora Ephron’s advice that she play Meryl Streep’s mom within the movie model of Ephron’s e-book “Heartburn.” 

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Cher and Olympia Dukakis during The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards at Disney Studios in Burbank, California, United States. 

Cher and Olympia Dukakis throughout The fifteenth Annual Folks’s Selection Awards at Disney Studios in Burbank, California, United States. 
(Photograph by Barry King/WireImage/Getty Pictures)

Dukakis bought the position, however her scenes had been minimize from the movie. To make it as much as her, director Mike Nichols forged her in his hit play “Social Safety.” Director Norman Jewison noticed her in that position and forged her in “Moonstruck.”

Dukakis gained the Oscar for greatest supporting actress and Cher took residence the trophy for greatest actress.

She referred to her 1988 win as “the yr of the Dukakii” as a result of it was additionally the yr Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, her cousin, was the Democratic Celebration’s presidential nominee. On the ceremony, she held her Oscar excessive over her head and referred to as out: “OK, Michael, let’s go!”

Her Oscar victory saved the motherly movie roles coming. She was Kirstie Alley’s mother in “Look Who’s Speaking” and its sequel “Look Who’s Speaking Too,” the sardonic widow in “Metal Magnolias” and the overbearing spouse of Jack Lemmon (and mom of Ted Danson) in “Dad.”

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Actress Olympia Dukakis holds her Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar for 'Moonstruck' at the Academy Awards April 11, 1988, in Los Angeles, CA. 

Actress Olympia Dukakis holds her Finest Actress in a Supporting Position Oscar for ‘Moonstruck’ on the Academy Awards April 11, 1988, in Los Angeles, CA. 
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Dukakis is survived by her youngsters Christina, Stefan and Peter; her brother Apollo Dukakis; and 4 grandchildren. Her husband, actor Louis Zorich, died in January 2018 at age 93.

The Related Press contributed to this report.





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