Suzanne Shepherd, who is popularly known for playing the role of mothers of key female characters in ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘The Sopranos’ died on Friday at the age of 89.
The actress, born in 1934, is also remembered for her memorable roles in the movies such as ‘Mystic Pizza’, ‘Uncle Buck’, ‘A Dirty Shame’, ‘ and ‘Requiem for a Dream’. She also made guest appearances on the TV shows such as ‘Ed’, ‘Law & Order’, and ‘Blue Bloods’.
Shepherd, who lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, had a peaceful death as she passed away during the early hours of yesterday morning, as shared by actor and real estate agent Tom Titone in his Facebook post.
Titone added that the late actress “was the officiant to our marriage under a beautiful gazebo in Central Park with a gathering of family and friends. For this, I will always be grateful.” The real estate also shared that he met Shepherd when he studied with her as a young actor. Moreover, the late actress also introduced him to her husband.
“She was huge presence. A BIG personality. She roared with life and at it,” added his Facebook post.