What was Olympia Dukakis’ net worth at the time of her death?
Olympia Dukakis, an Academy Award-winning actress, died recently. After six decades in the industry, the veteran actor died in May 2021 at the age of 89, after starring in films and television shows such as Moonstruck, Sinatra, and Joan of Arc.
Olympia Dukakis had an illustrious political career.
Dukakis was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Boston University with a Master of Fine Arts degree. With acting credits dating back to 1951, she moved to New York and made her way into the theatre world. The young actress rose to prominence after receiving an award for her performance in the off-Broadway play Man Equals Man.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Dukakis made the transition from stage to television. She had known herself as one of Hollywood’s leading ladies by the mid-1980s, with serious acting chops to match.
In 1962, Dukakis married her actor husband, Louis Zorich. They had three children together and were still happily married until he passed away in 2018.
Olympia Dukakis worked in Hollywood for decades and received an Academy Award for her role in the film ‘Moonstruck.’
Dukakis’ performance in the 1987 film Moonstruck demonstrated her versatility as an actress. For her role, the veteran actor won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, while her co-star, Cher, took home the award for Best Actress.
Dukakis went on to play Rosie in Look Who’s Talking and Look Who’s Talking Too and Clairee Belcher in Steel Magnolias after Moonstruck.
Dukakis continued to work until her death, including a revival of her Tales of the City character Ana Madrigal in the 2019 Netflix reboot of the series, which received critical acclaim.