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Liz Sheridan, actress who played Jerry Seinfeld’s TV mom, has died aged 93

Liz Sheridan, the famous actress who played Jerry Seinfeld’s mother on his eponymous sitcom, has died at the age of 93.

The star died of natural causes around 2:30 a.m. on Friday. TMZ reports.

Sheridan played the overprotective mother Helen Seinfeld in 21 episodes of “Seinfeld” from 1990 to 1998.

She is the only “Seinfeld” star – aside from the four leads – to appear in all nine seasons of the hit sitcom.

Her death comes less than two weeks after Death of Estelle Harris – another famous “Seinfeld” star who played George Costanza’s mother. Like Sheridan, Harris was 93 years old.

The actress also had a recurring role as Raquel Ochmonek on the NBC smash sitcom ALF, which ran from 1986-1990.

Born in New York, Sheridan began her career as a dancer in Big Apple nightclubs, where she met James Dean in her early twenties.

Liz Sheridan, Barney Martin, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld.
Liz Sheridan, Barney Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld all star in an episode of the hit sitcom.
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The couple had a short-lived romance in 1952, which Sheridan later chronicled in her book: “Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life With James Dean: A Love Story.”

Back in 1996, Sheridan described her relationship with Dean in an interview with People Magazine as “just kind of magical”.

“It was first love for both of us,” she continued, adding that they lived together in an apartment on the Upper West Side.

Even the actress claimed she was briefly engaged to the Adonis “Rebel Without A Cause” before his astronomical rise to fame prompted the end of their relationship. Dean died in a car accident less than three years later.

Liz Sheridan
Liz Sheridan was 93.
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Sheridan later switched to Broadway, where she appeared in the 1977 production of Happy Ending opposite Meryl Streep.

She then moved to Los Angeles where she pursued a screen career.

In the 1980s, she had cameo roles in TV hits like “St. Elsewhere”, “Moonlighting” and “Who’s The Boss”. From 1986 to 1990, she appeared as a regular on the NBC sitcom ALF.

Then, in 1990, she played the role of the overprotective Helen in a new show called “Seinfeld” — which would go on to become her most famous role.

Although Sheridan received international acclaim for her role in the iconic series, she later complained about being unable to find work and told Weekly entertainment 1998 that she had become “so connected” to “Seinfeld.”

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