Louis Zorich’s wife Olympia Dukakis: Photos and all you need to know
One of the best stage actors of our times, Louis Zorich, is no more. He breathed his last on January 30th. His son Peter said that he died of natural causes, peacefully, while in deep sleep. He was 93 at the time of death and merely a couple of weeks away from celebrating his 94th birthday.
Louis Zorich was married to Academy Award winning actor Olympia Dukakis. The couple have three children. The two got married in the year 1962 and have remained together since then. To be fair, they are among the longest married couple in Hollywood and their marital life remained without much of trouble or controversy.
The news of Louis Zorich’s death was announced by his son, Peter, who took to the social netowrking sirte Facebook to let the world know about the demise of his great father.
“Our father, Louis Zorich, passed last night peacefully in sleep two weeks shy of his 94th birthday…He was larger than life but an extraordinarily humble man. The best I will ever know. We will miss him dearly”, Peter wrote on Facebook.
The Academy Award winning actor, Olympia Dukakis, who is now 86 year old, was around eight years younger than her husband. She was born on 20th June 1931.
Her acting career started rather very early. To be true, like her husband, her calling was in theater. There is no denying that she must have been a great actor in that genre too as won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her Off-Broadway performance in Bertolt Brecht’s Man Equals Man. She later transitioned to film acting and in 1987 she won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA nomination for her performance in Moonstruck.
But she didn’t stop there and went on to win more and more accolades later on. She received another Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra, and an Emmy Award nominations for Lucky Day, More Tales of the City and Joan of Arc.
She is very powerful actor and knows her strenghts very well. In an interview to Globe and Mail she said, “I look for movies that are about something, that not only have a plot, they have a STORY…Don’t get me wrong, the fact that the politics were there was important to me. Hey, I was the co-Grand Marshal of the gay parade in San Francisco a couple of years ago. But I’m not going to do something that isn’t good just because the politics are right…I love transforming,” Dukakis says. “It’s the fun part of acting. It’s the easy part, actually. But it’s getting harder and harder for actors to do. You have to have a LOOK, it has to be CURRENT, the body has to look this way. This is the enemy of transformation.”