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Ellen Albertini Dow, Rapping Grandma in 'Wedding Singer,' Dies at 101

By    |   Tuesday, 05 May 2015 01:29 PM

Ellen Albertini Dow, who played a rapping grandma in "The Wedding Singer" and swam in a pool of spaghetti with Robin Williams in "Patch Adams," died Monday at the age of 101.

Her longtime manager Juliet Green confirmed her passing to Deadline Hollywood, but did not provide further details.

Albertini Dow had a storied career, appearing in box-office blockbusters, performing on more than a dozen television shows, and training with a number of stage actors — including mimes Marcel Marceau and Jacques LeCog in Paris.

She also taught in the drama department at Los Angeles City College, as well as the Pierce College in the San Fernando Valley. Her husband, Eugene Dow, founded the theater department there.

After retiring from teaching in 1985, Albertini Dow enrolled in the American Film Institute, where she studied film acting. She was in her 70s at the time.

From there, she appeared on television in "The Twilight Zone," "Moonlighting," "Murphy Brown," "The Golden Girls," "The Wonder Years," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "ER," "Seinfeld," and "Family Guy."

Her movie credits include Adam Sandler's "The Wedding Singer," "My Blue Heaven," "Sister Act," and "Patch Adams."





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