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‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Alf’ actor Liz Sheridan dies at 93

Liz Sheridan, who played the doting mom to Jerry Seinfeld on her hit sitcom, died early Friday. She was 93 years old.

Sheridan died in her sleep of natural causes five days after her April 10 birthday, said her longtime representative and friend, Amanda Hendon. He did not give more details, including where Sheridan was living.

Her “Seinfeld” role as Helen was best known to her, but after decades of work on stage and screen. In the 1970s, Sheridan appeared in plays and musicals on Broadway, later including “Happy End” with Meryl Streep and “Ballroom”.

“She was always so grateful to her fans and felt blessed to enjoy decades of work in the entertainment business,” including her performance in one of her one-woman shows, “Mrs. Seinfeld Sings,” Hendon said in a statement. .

Another “Seinfeld” mom, Estelle Harris, died two weeks ago on April 2. Harris, who played the hot-tempered parents of Jason Alexander’s George Costanza, was also 93.

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Sheridan made guest appearances on TV series including “Kojak,” “Cagney & Lacey” and “Family Ties,” and played pesky neighbor Raquel Ochmonek on “ALF” from 1986 to 1990. She was on “Seinfeld” for the 1990s of the show. 1998 run, playing with Barney Martin as her husband, Morty.

“How could someone not like him?” Helen said of her beloved Jerry.

“Liz was always the sweetest, best TV mom a son could want,” Seinfeld said on Twitter Friday. “Every time she came to our show it was the happiest feeling for me. I’m so lucky to know her.”

In a 1998 interview The Associated PressSheridan discussed how fond she had become of the comedian.

“I’ll hug him to say goodbye, and I’ll hug him to say hello,” she said. “I told him I love him like he was my son. He said, ‘I know. I love you and Barney like you were my father and mother.’ ,

The actor appeared in films including “Legal Eagles,” “Forget Paris” and “Wedding Bell Blues.” The 2010 TV movie “The Rooneys” was one of his end credits.

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In her book “Dizzy and Jimmy,” Sheridan describes a romance with an 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 separation, he became a star with films including “Rebel Without a Cause”. He died in a car accident in 1955 at the age of 24.

New York native Elizabeth Ann Sheridan was married to jazz musician William Del Wells, who died in 2003. According to Hendon, Sheridan’s family consists of his daughter and son-in-law.

(Image: @GETFANDOM/Twitter)

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