Liz Sheridan, who played the doting mother to Jerry Seinfeld on his hit sitcom, died early Friday
LOS ANGELES — Liz Sheridan, who played the doting mother to Jerry Seinfeld on his hit sitcom, died early Friday. She was 93.
Sheridan died in her sleep of natural causes, five days after her April 10 birthday, said Amanda Hendon, her longtime representative and friend. She gave no further details, including where Sheridan lived.
Her “Seinfeld” role as Helen was her best-known, but followed decades of work on stage and screen. In the 1970s, Sheridan appeared in plays and musicals on Broadway, including Meryl Streep’s Happy Ending and Ballroom.
“She has always been deeply grateful to her fans and felt blessed to have worked in the entertainment industry for decades,” including her appearances on her one-woman show Mrs. Seinfeld sings,” Hendon said in a statement.
Another “Seinfeld” mom, Estelle Harris, died two weeks ago on April 2nd. Harris, who played the hot-tempered parent of Jason Alexander’s George Costanza, was also 93.
Sheridan has had guest roles on such television shows as “Kojak,” “Cagney & Lacey,” and “Family Ties,” and played troublesome neighbor Raquel Ochmonek on “ALF” from 1986-1990. She appeared on “Seinfeld” from 1990 to 1998, starring opposite Barney Martin as her husband Morty.
“How could anyone not like him?” Helen said of her beloved Jerry.
The actor has appeared in films such as Legal Eagles, Forget Paris and Wedding Bell Blues. The 2010 TV movie The Rooneys was among her final credits.
In her book Dizzy & Jimmy, Sheridan recounted a romance with a then-unknown James Dean in the early 1950s. Sheridan, nicknamed Dizzy, was a young nightclub dancer in New York City when she met Dean. After their split, he rose to stardom with films like Rebel Without a Cause. He died in a car accident in 1955 at the age of 24.
A native of New York, Elizabeth Ann Sheridan was married to jazz musician William Dale Wales, who died in 2003. Sheridan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, according to Hendon.
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/liz-sheridan-jerrys-doting-mom-seinfeld-dies-93-84111705 Liz Sheridan, Jerry’s devoted mother on “Seinfeld,” dies at 93