Liz Sheridan, the actress who gave life to the television mother of ‘Seinfeld’, has died at the age of 93 in New York in his sleep and of natural causes as reported dead line. Sheridan was born in 1929 and trained as a dancer and actress. She started her television career in 1977 in series like ‘Kojak’ and ‘The White Shadow’. He had a small role in the ‘Madonna’ movie ‘Who’s That Girl?’, in ‘Dangerously Together’ and in ‘In a Town Called Nick Mountaine’, in addition to continuing to appear in individual episodes of ‘Hill Street Blues ‘ or ‘Family Tangles’.
In 1986, she signed as a recurring character in ‘Alf’, where she played the alien’s neighbor Raquel, an eccentric and happy spy. Shortly after, in 1990 and until the end of the series, played Helen Seinfeld, mother of the protagonist of the most popular comedy of the decade: ‘Seinfeld’. Sheridan was the last survivor of the parents of ‘Seinfeld’, since Estelle Harris, the fictional mother of George Costanza, died last week, Jerry Stiller in 2020 and Barney Martin in 2005.
Sheridan worked on the small and big screen until 2010 and her last role was in the movie ‘Trim’ with Bruce Dern, but she was also a veteran actress on the Broadway stage and even participated in the musical ‘Happy End’ in 1977 alongside Christopher Lloyd and a young Meryl Streep. Her personal relationships include her marriage to jazz trumpeter and writer William T. “Dale” Wales, to whom she was married from 1985 until his death in 2003; but also her courtship with James Dean in the 50s, before he was famous. Over the 4 years that Sheridan and Dean spent together, she wrote a book called ‘Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life With James Dean’ in which she claims that they became engaged until he landed his first major role.
In their social networks, several people have paid tribute to the actress, including Jerry Seinfeld, who has shared an image of the two together with the following message: “Liz was always the sweetest, kindest TV mom a child could wish for. Every time he came to our series he made me feel comforted. How lucky to have met her.”
Liz was always the sweetest, nicest TV mom a son could wish for. Every time she came on our show it was the coziest feeling for me. So lucky to have known her. pic.twitter.com/ae9TDHQILU
? Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) April 15, 2022
? Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) April 16, 2022
“I loved him on ‘Seinfeld.’ I loved him on ‘Alf.’ I loved him on everything he did.”