Actress Liz Sheridan, famed for taking part in Jerry Seinfeld’s sitcom mother and telling all about being James Dean’s Nineteen Fifties lover, has died on the age of 93.
The star handed away from pure causes round 2:30 a.m. on Friday, TMZ studies.
Sheridan starred as overprotective mother Helen Seinfeld in 21 episodes of “Seinfeld” from 1990 to 1998.
She is the one “Seinfeld” star — other than the 4 essential leads — to be featured in all 9 seasons of the hit sitcom.
Seinfeld paid tribute to his “TV mom” on Twitter Friday afternoon.
“Liz was always the sweetest, nicest TV mom a son could wish for,” he wrote. “Every time she came on our show it was the coziest feeling for me. So lucky to have known her.”
Her demise comes lower than two weeks after the passing of Estelle Harris — one other well-known “Seinfeld” star, who performed George Costanza’s mother. Like Sheridan, Harris was additionally 93.
The actress additionally had a recurring function as Raquel Ochmonek within the NBC smash sitcom “ALF,” which ran from 1986 – 1990.
Sheridan, who was born in New York, first started her profession working as a dancer in Big Apple nightclubs, the place she met Dean in her early twenties — shortly earlier than his huge “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Giant” movie fame.
She claimed the pair loved a short-lived romance in 1952, which Sheridan later chronicled in her 2000 memoir: “Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life with James Dean: A Love Story.”
Back in 1996, Sheridan described her relationship with “East of Eden” heartthrob Dean in an interview with People journal as “just kind of magical.”
“It was the first love for both of us,” she additional acknowledged, including that they lived collectively in an condo on the Upper West Side.
The actress even claimed she was briefly engaged to the doomed Hollywood hunk, earlier than his astronomical rise to fame sparked the top of their relationship. Dean died in a automotive crash lower than three years later.
Sheridan later transitioned to Broadway, the place she appeared reverse Meryl Streep within the 1977 manufacturing of “Happy End.”
Afterward, she relocated to Los Angeles the place she set her sights on a display screen profession.
Throughout the Nineteen Eighties, she had cameo roles on TV hits resembling “St. Elsewhere,” “Moonlighting” and “Who’s The Boss.” From 1986 – 1990, she additionally appeared in 34 episode of “ALF.”
Then, in 1990, she scored the function of overprotective Helen in a brand new present named “Seinfeld” — which might go on to turn out to be her most well-known function.
Despite incomes worldwide recognition for her half within the iconic collection, Sheridan later complained that she was unable to safe work, telling Entertainment Weekly in 1998 that she had turn out to be “so associated” with “Seinfeld.”
In 2000, she revealed her ebook about her romance with Dean, which she was decided to show right into a film.
Back in 2008, she instructed Page Six that she wished to get in contact with Seinfeld to “ask him to help me raise the money for the movie.”
“I don’t even know how to get in touch with him,” she acknowledged. “He’s got so many ‘people’ in front of him, you can’t get to him. And I don’t have his phone number.”
After her romance with Dean, Sheridan went on to seek out lasting love with jazz musician William Dale Wales.
The pair wed in 1985, and have been married till his demise in 2003. Sheridan is survived by their daughter.