Susan Shepherd, Sopranos and Goodfellas actress, dies at 89

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Acclaimed actress Susan Shepard, who starred in The Sopranos and Goodfellas, died Friday morning. She was 89 years outdated.

Shepherd, born October 31, 1934, was additionally a theater director and appearing coach who gained fame from her portrayal of Aunt Tweedy within the 1988 movie “Mystic Pizza.”

She went on to play Karen Hale’s mom in Goodfellas, in addition to Carmela’s mom, Mary De Angelis, in HBO’s The Sopranos. She additionally starred as Miss Pratt within the 1997 movie “Lolita.”

She has made visitor appearances on “Legislation & Order,” “Legislation & Order: Particular Victims Unit,” and most lately the CBS cop drama “Blue Bloods.”

Susan Shepherd in New York.
Susan Shepherd in New York in 2004.Henry McGee/MediaPunch/IPx file

Shepard was the primary girl to show in Sanford Meisner’s appearing program, which distinguished itself from methodology appearing throughout the mid-Twentieth century.

“I studied with Susan once I was a younger actor,” actor Tom Titone wrote on Fb on Saturday.

“She had a giant presence. An enormous persona. She roared with life and in it. We hope she will relaxation in peace now.”

Teton stated her shiva shall be held Monday and Tuesday.

Her “The Sopranos” co-star, Ray Abruzzo, eulogized Shepherd on his Instagram account on Saturday.

“It’s unhappy to listen to of the loss of life of Susan Shepherd,” he stated.

“Drive of nature. Actress, trainer.

In keeping with a press release issued by her expertise company, Shepard leaves behind her daughter, artist Kate Shepard, along with her son-in-law, Miles McManus, and her granddaughter, Isabelle Shepard.

They stated a memorial service shall be introduced early subsequent yr.

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