We are sad to learn that big screen veteran known for her role as Quintina Blundetto on The Sopranos has passed away. Her representative confirmed.
Allen was 95 at the time of her death. The Tony-winning, big-screen veteran died Wednesday, her representative, Kyle Fritz, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. She was also known for her role as nosy reporter Gloria Thorpe in “Damn Yankees.”
Fritz, who represented the Brooklyn-born performer for more than 20 years, shared the following statement confirming her demise to the outlet.
“I had the pleasure of representing Rae Allen for over 20 years. She [was] one the most gifted actresses I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I will be forever grateful to have been a part of her incredible journey.”
She was born in Brooklyn as Rae Julia Theresa Abruzzo. Allen began her career on the stage after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1947. In 1958 she appeared in an Oscar-nominated musical comedy, Damn Yankees.
Allen has appeared in several TV shows during the course of her career. She also played Mrs. Sokol on Seinfeld, and In 2004, she took on the character of Aunt Quintina Blundetto in The Sopranos.
Allen is survived by her nieces Laura and Betty Cosgrove.