Cher Reveals She Talked To Late Olympia Dukakis Three Weeks Ago, More Pay Tribute To Film Icon
Shortly after Olympia Dukakis' death was made public, her on-screen daughter Cher took the time to pay tribute to the late actress.
"Olympia Dukakis Was an Amazing,Academy Award Winning Actress.Olympia Played My Mom In Moonstruck,& Even Though Her Part wasThat Of a Suffering Wife, WeFace with tears of joyALL The Time.She Would Tell Me How MUCH She Loved Louis,Her'Handsome Talented,Husband'.I Talked To Her 3Wks Ago. Rip Dear One," the 74-year-old captioned a series of pictures of Dukakis with her late husband, Louis Zorich.
"Every scene between the two of you in moonstruck is wonderful! the mother/daughter chemistry you had with her was incredible may she rest in peace," one fan replied.
"Had to watch Moonstruck tonight (for the umpteenth time) in honor of Olympia. Brilliant writing and simply perfect performances by all. She will be missed," another fan said, while a third gushed: "Your and her performance were absolutely perfect in Moonstruck!"
Dukakis' death was announced on Saturday, May 1, by her brother, Apollo. She was 89.
"My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York City. After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her Louis," Apollo wrote, but did not share the cause of death or heath issues.
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"What can I say but I loved her? Everyone loved her. She was a gift..unique and talented and one of a kind. Rest in peace my friend Olympia," Dukakis' Steel Magnolias costar Sally Field wrote.
The Academy Awards recalled the "warmth, humor and wit" Dukakis brought to her performances.
Star Trek actor George Takei recalled "what a life force" Dukakis was.
Dukakis' Look Who's Talking co-star Kirstie Alley said she will "forever be young in my mind and be my loving movie mother."
Alex Winter paid tribute to his "old Montclair neighbor, beautiful artist and co-founder of the Whole Theather company."
Viola Davis described Dukakis as a "joy to work with."
Michael McKean said Dukakis was "a great actress" with "clarity and humor."