Nov 24, 2023
By Andy Johnson
She was an acting teacher who started a prolific screen acting career in her 50s that included roles in “the Sopranos” and playing the mother of Loraine Bracco’s character in “Goodfellas”
Suzanne Shepherd has died in New York of COPD and kidney failure.
She was initially a stage actress and director who tutored stars like Gregory Hines and Christopher Meloni and who went on to act in comedies like “Working Girl” and “Mystic Pizza.”
She also worked with the late Canadian comedy star John Candy in “Uncle Buck.”
Suzanne Shepherd was 89.