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For Montclair, it was a ‘privilege and a pleasure’ to know Olympia Dukakis

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Montclair Local
 2021-05-05
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Olympia Dukakis didn’t care much for awards and accolades, her son, Peter Zorich said. But Montclair rallied around one of its own when Dukakis’ 1988 performance in “Moonstruck” won her an Academy Award for best supporting actress — praise for a performance that captured the world’s attention, as Rose Castorini, the sensitive Italian mother of Cher’s Loretta Castorini. Then-Gov. Thomas Kean gave her a sendoff when she flew to Hollywood for the ceremony; Montclair gave her a parade when she returned.

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