Sunday Reads: “Your life’s going down the toilet…”Posted: May 2, 2021 | |
Such sadness to hear that Olympia Dukakis passed away yesterday at the age of 89.
Rest In Peace our dearest Olympia – a one of a kind person whose greatest legacy is trail she blazed for women, Greeks, immigrants, actors in film, theater, silver screen comedy [#BoredtoDeath] on for infinity. You will be so deeply missed. Thank you ❤️ https://t.co/077l7SoQ8N— Ali Dukakis (@ajdukakis) May 1, 2021
Farewell to the divine Olympia Dukakis. pic.twitter.com/Wsaw7rZjjY— Kevin Daly (@kevinddaly) May 1, 2021
"It would have been a hell of a lot easier to get acting jobs if my name were Day instead of Dukakis, but then I wouldn’t have had the satisfaction of seeing the family name — my parents’ name — displayed so visibly during that time" https://t.co/k6Uza1tk0s— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) May 1, 2021
Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89 https://t.co/tjbTcZcJBE— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 1, 2021
Olympia Dukakis Was an Amazing,Academy Award Winning Actress.Olympia Played My Mom In Moonstruck,& Even Though Her Part was— Cher (@cher) May 1, 2021
That Of a Suffering Wife, We😂ALL The Time.She Would Tell Me How MUCH She Loved Louis,Her”Handsome Talented,Husband”.I Talked To Her 3Wks Ago. Rip Dear One pic.twitter.com/RcCZaeKFmz
RIP to the one and only Olympia Dukakis pic.twitter.com/NpeY00k0M9— Taj Magruder (@TajPHL) May 1, 2021
Olympia Dukakis, an actress known for the world-weary characters she played in films such as “Moonstruck” and “Steel Magnolias,” has died at 89. https://t.co/04fOP2bPFl— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 1, 2021
RIP Olympia Dukakis. LOVED her acting in the Wanderers, Moonstruck, and Steel Magnolias. Met her in 1988 when her cousin Michael ran for president and remember how nice she was to us young staffers when some of the other “talent” brought their drama. May her memory be a blessing.— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) May 1, 2021
Michael Dukakis was the first person I ever voted for as President..so Olympia’s campaigning for him was also something I distinctly remember from 1988.
“What you don’t know about women is a lot.” – Olympia Dukakis in Moonstruck.— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) May 1, 2021
RIP Olympia. An amazing talent. 🥲
Olympia Dukakis, who starred as Cher’s sardonic mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” died May 1 at her home in New York City. She was 89. https://t.co/G2uYfbFNSg— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 1, 2021
We're sending our deepest thoughts and condolences to loved ones of Olympia Dukakis. Rest in peace to a beloved and legendary actress and LGBTQ ally.❣️ pic.twitter.com/VFRI3C0TZ7— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 1, 2021
“Well, you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me” An icon. RIP Olympia Dukakis pic.twitter.com/pv9NMZlzUm— James Longman (@JamesAALongman) May 1, 2021
Olympia Dukakis's delivery of "Old man, you give those dogs another piece of my food and I'm gonna kick you till you're dead" to her father-in-law in Moonstruck lives in my head rent-free.— Kevin Daly (@kevinddaly) May 1, 2021
Oscar-winning actor Olympia Dukakis, star of Moonstruck, dies aged 89 https://t.co/n0icUL5Wxz— The Guardian (@guardian) May 1, 2021
And now some cartoons.
A new study reveals that isolated patches of fruit trees & berry bushes in British Columbia’s hemlock & cedar forests were deliberately planted by Indigenous peoples over 150 years ago. It’s one of the first times such forest gardens have been identified. https://t.co/dcH2eR6tFh— Ruth H. Hopkins (Red Road Woman) (@Ruth_HHopkins) May 2, 2021
How Kamala Harris is forging her own path as vice president — while not overshadowing Biden https://t.co/zH9thltjX7— McClatchyDC (@McClatchyDC) May 2, 2021
It’s been 10 years?
Breaking – North Korea issues warning to Joe Bidenhttps://t.co/VmVvspqJpC— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) May 1, 2021
BREAKING: Undetermined number of people shot at Wisconsin casino, according to casino spokesperson; no information on conditions. https://t.co/XL9qrgywcN— The Associated Press (@AP) May 2, 2021
A shooting today at the Oneida Casino Radisson Hotel in Green Bay.— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) May 2, 2021
That's 14 MASS SHOOTINGS in the last week:
Kansas City, MO
Phenix City, AL
BREAKING: 7 shot at Oneida Casino in Ashwaubenon; shooter in custody https://t.co/3I8IAovXBq— Gregory A. Butler (@GREGORYABUTLER) May 2, 2021
Oneida Casino shooting: 'Two dead including gunman' and five wounded after shootout – Daily Star https://t.co/7VRoXVV7Ue— A (@BeHappyandCivil) May 2, 2021
And with that, this is an open thread.