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Oscar Winner, and BU Alum, Olympia Dukakis Dies at 89

Boston University
 2021-05-03

Cover picture for the articleActor was “a model for how to go out into the world and realize your dreams”. In a career that spanned more than six decades, actor Olympia Dukakis appeared in classic stage plays like Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Sophocles’ Electra, and Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night, but it was her performance as Cher’s sardonic mother, Rose Castorini, in the 1987 romantic comedy Moonstruck that brought her fame—and an Academy Award for best supporting actress.

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