Jessica Walter star of ‘Arrested Growth’ passes away at 80 | English Film Information

Hollywood actress Jessica Walter, finest identified to fashionable audiences because the acerbic grandmother of cult comedy ‘Arrested Growth’, handed away aged 80, her agent advised AFP Thursday.

The Emmy-winning actress appeared in dozens of TV exhibits and movies akin to Clint Eastwood’s ‘Play Misty for Me’ and her 1966 breakout position ‘Grand Prix’, earlier than portraying the unhinged, martini-swilling Lucille Bluth in ‘Arrested Growth’.

“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I affirm the passing of my beloved mother Jessica,” mentioned daughter Brooke Bowman in an announcement.

“A working actor for over six many years, her biggest pleasure was bringing pleasure to others by means of her storytelling each on display screen and off.
“Whereas her legacy will dwell on by means of her physique of labor, she will even be remembered by many for her wit, class and total joie de vivre.”

The offbeat story of a rich and deeply dysfunctional Californian household, ‘Arrested Growth’ earned crucial acclaim throughout its unique run on Fox earlier than it was canceled in 2006.

Following an impassioned marketing campaign from its legion of followers, the present was revived on an OTT platform for an extra two seasons, and it’s commonly listed among the many most influential fashionable TV sitcoms.

The present starred Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera and Portia de Rossi, with government producer Ron Howard narrating.

“She was a drive, and her expertise and timing have been unmatched. Relaxation In Peace Mama Bluth,” tweeted co-star Tony Hale.

“Love you Gangie,” added Alia Shawkat, utilizing the household’s affectionate nickname for Lucille.

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