Estelle Harris was an actress and comedienne from the United States who was known for her shrill, grating voice. She was renowned for her roles in a number of well-known television shows. Unfortunately, Harris passed away on April 2, 2022, three weeks before her 94th birthday, at her home in Palm Desert, California.
Estelle Harris died of natural causes in Palm Desert, California. The actress’s family confirmed her death to Deadline on Saturday. “It is with the greatest remorse and sadness to announce that Estelle Harris has passed on this evening at 6:25 p.m.,” her son Glen Harris shared.
“Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy, and love were practically unrivaled, and she will be terribly missed by all those who knew her.”
Harris was best known for her roles on Seinfeld as Jason Alexander’s character’s mother, Estelle Costanza, and as Mrs. Potato Head in the last three Toy Story films. She was also well-known for her roles in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Tarzan II, The Pinocchio Shop, and numerous other iconic voice roles and commercials.
She was born Estelle Nussbaum in Manhattan on April 4, 1928, and began her career in Looking Up and then Once Upon a Time in America before landing a three-episode role on Night Court. From 1953 until his death in January 2021, she was married to her late husband Sy Harris.
Harris is survived by his three children, Eric, Glen, and Taryn, as well as three grandchildren and a great-grandson. May her soul rest in peace. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.