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Who??

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7 minutes ago, NotTheNagsHeadReading said:

Who??

- George's mom on Seinfeld (Frank's wife)

- Mrs Potato Head in the Toy Story movies

- Did a lot of voice acting in TV shows

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5 minutes ago, Drewsky1211 said:

- George's mom on Seinfeld (Frank's wife)

- Mrs Potato Head in the Toy Story movies

- Did a lot of voice acting in TV shows

 

-Incidental character in a try-hard sitcom.

-A potato :blink:

-Poor man's Matt Berry

 

(I appreciate your effort - but she really is a nobody)

 

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4 hours ago, NotTheNagsHeadReading said:

 

-Incidental character in a try-hard sitcom.

-A potato :blink:

-Poor man's Matt Berry

 

(I appreciate your effort - but she really is a nobody)

 

She was also Muriel in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

 

This isn't helping her claim to fame in your eyes, ist it? :lol:

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I would have preferred another Estelle on the list : Estelle Parsons.


American film and Broadway actress.

Oscar winner for her role in "Bonnie & Clyde".

7 times Tony-nominee.

Played also in sitcoms like "Roseanne".

94 y/o.

Lost her husband last year.

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5 hours ago, NotTheNagsHeadReading said:

 

-Incidental character in a try-hard sitcom.

-A potato :blink:

-Poor man's Matt Berry

 

(I appreciate your effort - but she really is a nobody)

 

Someone who doesn’t rate Seinfeld? Oh dear…

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Estelle Harris is certainly more well known than some rugby commentator and a terrorist bomber. 

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I wonder if Seinfeld is one of those committee-friendly shows, ala how much they liked using names from the Dick Van Dyke/Mary Tyler Moore-sphere. I guess if Liz Sheridan ever appeared that would confirm it.

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On 01/01/2022 at 10:09, Leon Brittan said:

Estelle Harris is certainly more well known than some rugby commentator

I (and I would guess most UK-based people) would disagree with that and I have no interest in rugby, though I would concede that most non Uk or US people probably haven't heard of either of them.

 

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Well, I hardly know anyone of my generation (late thirties) who hasn't watched seinfeld. And it's almost impossible to watch Seinfeld but to forget about George's parents.

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On 01/01/2022 at 12:35, Death Impends said:

I wonder if Seinfeld is one of those committee-friendly shows, ala how much they liked using names from the Dick Van Dyke/Mary Tyler Moore-sphere. I guess if Liz Sheridan ever appeared that would confirm it.

I would very much guess so.

The committee likes the New York and, dare-I-say, jewish comedy / stand-up scene.

Sid Caesar, Rodney Dangerfield, George Burns, or more recently, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks and Jerry Stiller - with some of these growing up and learning their trade in New York before moving to California.

 

You can already predict that Woody Allen will eventually be on the list, and Jerry Seinfeld, too, if the list lives long enough. (Edit: other names: Larry David, Bette Midler, Billy Crystal (!))

 

Except for Mel Brooks, these names have all been successes for the list, by the way.

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Seinfeld didn’t do that well in the Uk- not compared to some other USA comedies of that era. The only time I’ve ever heard it mentioned outside of forums was seeing a box set of it on the shelf at a relatives house (1970’s born couple). Her British obituaries when she goes might well lead with Mrs Potato Head.  

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10 hours ago, The Old Crem said:

Seinfeld didn’t do that well in the Uk- not compared to some other USA comedies of that era. The only time I’ve ever heard it mentioned outside of forums was seeing a box set of it on the shelf at a relatives house (1970’s born couple). Her British obituaries when she goes might well lead with Mrs Potato Head.  

Is she the vioice  of Phil  Mitchell as well?

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On 31/12/2021 at 23:06, Imelda said:

 

-Incidental character in a try-hard sitcom.

-A potato :blink:

-Poor man's Matt Berry

 

(I appreciate your effort - but she really is a nobody)

 

 

 

Pritty... pritty..... pritty bad assessment of Seinfeld!! :facepalm:

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I wonder how she has been coping as a widow. It’s been just over a year since her husband died.

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On 03/01/2022 at 18:03, Great Uncle Bulgaria said:

I (and I would guess most UK-based people) would disagree with that and I have no interest in rugby, though I would concede that most non Uk or US people probably haven't heard of either of them.

 

On point.

 

I'm that 1% that knows Estelle Harris but just because I keep confusing her with Estelle Parsons and Rosemary Harris (maybe just like the DL committee). She's fun to listen to as a kid but I thought she died years ago.

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'Actress' surely? 

 

I suspect this is a generational thing, I doubt if the likes of Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith or Judi Dench would describe themselves as an 'actor.' 

 

Glenda Jackson, possibly. 

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17 minutes ago, Cerberus said:

'Actress' surely?

I suspect this is a generational thing, I doubt if the likes of Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith or Judi Dench would describe themselves as an 'actor.'

Glenda Jackson, possibly. 

 

I've moaned about this before. 

Acting is a profession where the sex of the individual is relevant.  If you are a casting director looking to cast a female role, you will (with very few exceptions) be looking for a female actor.  Or a male actor for a male role.  It is useful to have words which distinguish between the two, and it seems foolish in the extreme to discard them for the sake of "inclusivity" (if that's the word).

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It would seem foolish in the extreme to dispense with the word ‘actress’ to replace it with the alternative of ‘female actor’.

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On 05/01/2022 at 19:32, I.R.Baboon said:

Well, I hardly know anyone of my generation (late thirties) who hasn't watched seinfeld. And it's almost impossible to watch Seinfeld but to forget about George's parents.

I'm in my early 50s and had to live through the Seinfeld craze. I saw enough from the adverts to know I would hate the show. Every time I saw Jerry I had an urge to punch smug fuck in the face (or kick the neighbour's cat)

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12 minutes ago, adrian0719 said:

Dead.

Toy Story 3 (Mission 3: Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head) - YouTube

RIP.

Only 2 days before turning 94. :(

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