Elizabeth Wilson, 94, who specialized in playing moms has died

Elizabeth Wilson (center) and Bill Murray (far right) in a scene from "Hyde Park on Hudson." (2012)
Elizabeth Wilson (center) played Bill Murray’s (far right) mom in “Hyde Park on Hudson.” (2012) It was the last role she played in her career.

News that Elizabeth Wilson, an actress who played lots of moms on stage and screen has died, was released today. The character actress, who never had any children of her own, was 94.

According to the great Internet Broadway Database website, or IBDB, she was in more than 20 Broadway shows. I am glad to say I saw her in four: Threepenny OperaMorning’s at SevenYou Can’t Take It With You and A Delicate Balance.

She won a Tony Award for playing a blinded Vietnam War veteran’s mother in “Sticks and Bones” and on screen played Dustin Hoffman’s mom in “The Graduate.”

Click here for the NYTimes obit.

 

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