May 03, 2021
By Jane Brown
Cher has paid tribute to her famous Moonstruck co-star and onscreen mother, Olympia Dukakis, who died over the weekend at the age of 89.
Cher writes, “Olympia Dukakis was an amazing Academy Award winning actress and even though her part was that of a suffering wife, she would talk about how much she loved her real life handsome talented husband Louis.” Cher also said that she last spoke with Dukakis three weeks ago.
Olympia Dukakis had an impressive stage and screen career that spanned nearly 60 years, which included playing the wise other woman opposite Gordon Pinsent, in Sarah Polley’s 2006 film Away From Her.
Olympia’s brother broke the sad news Saturday saying his sister had died in New York City after many months of failing health and she is finally at peace and with her Louis.