Olympia Dukakis

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  • Birth Place: Lowell, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/20/1931, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Weekend TV: Simpsons' 25th Treehouse of Horror, Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways, Finales of Knick and Manhattan

Some milestones can't help but make a longtime TV viewer feel a bit long in the tooth. Such is the case this Sunday, as Fox's The Simpsons marks a full quarter-century of spooky satire with its 25th annual "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween trilogy (8/7c), which strikes a nostalgic chord from its opening fanfare, echoing the classic (and still-missed) theme from Johnny Carson's Tonight Show — with a macabre twist, naturally.

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Lifetime to Adapt Stephen King’s Big Driver Starring Maria Bello

It must be opposite day because Lifetime announced that it is getting into the Stephen King business!

The female-skewing cable network will adapt King's 2010 novella Big Driver with Maria Bello at its center. This marks Lifetime's first collaboration with King, who's known as the master of horror.

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First Look: Check out the Trailer for Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Remake

Steel Magnolias is back with a brand new look.

Lifetime's remake of the 1989 film stars an all-black cast, including Queen Latifah, also an executive producer, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad, among others.

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad to star in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake

Latifah will portray M'Lynn, who was played by Sally Field in the original film. Woodard will play Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine), and Rashad will play Clairee (Olympia Dukakis). Additionally, the movie co-stars Jill Scott as Truvy (Dolly Parton), Adepero Oduye as Annelle (Darryl Hannah) and Rashad's daughter, Condola Rashad, as Shelby (Julia Roberts).

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The Great New Wonderful
The Wanderers
More Tales Of The City
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In the Land of Women
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Away from Her
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Away from Her [HD]

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Two Large Pearls and a Bar of Gold
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I Keep Taking Baths Like Lady MacBeth
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We Could Sing a Duet
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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Sex & Violence TV Show Series, Actor
2013 Forgive Me TV Show Series, Actor - Novalea
2007 In The Land Of Women Movie, Actor - Carter's Grandmother
2007 Away From Her Movie, Actor - Marian
2006 3 Needles Movie, Actor - Sister Hilde Francis

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Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres and More to Get Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Bryan Cranston and Ellen DeGeneres are among the stars to be honored on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2013, reports Access Hollywood. read more

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad to Star in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Remake

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad are among the actresses cast in Lifetime's remake of Steel Magnolias, which will consist of an all-black cast, the network announced Monday. 

Latifah, who will also executive-produce the TV movie, will portray... read more

Lifetime to Remake Steel Magnolias With an All-Black Cast

Lifetime is developing an updated version of Steel Magnolias with an all-black cast, Deadline.com reports.

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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are set to produce the TV movie, based on... read more

An SVU Doubleheader

A trio of impressive guest stars ushers in new episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which resumes Season 12 with back-to-back cases that, according to executive producer Neal Baer, "really dig into the psyches" of the show's two main characters.

To get things started at 9/8c, Drea de Matteo (Desperate Housewives) and Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) cross paths with Christopher Meloni's Stabler as he investigates a fight club for teens run by their fathers... read more

Keck's Exclusives: SVU Secures Oscar Winner Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for 1987's Moonstruck, has been cast as an attorney on Law & Order: SVU. Olympia, 79, will play Debby Marsh, an attorney hired to represent the son (hunky underwear model Adam Senn) of guest star Drea de Matteo (Desperate Housewives).

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