Estelle Harris, who was most known for her performance in “Seinfeld,” has died at the age of 93.
Estelle Harris, who played George Costanza’s mother on “Seinfeld,” died on Saturday, according to her agency. She was 93 years old at the time.
Harris, whose unique voice was sought after in a variety of roles, is most remembered for her part as Estelle Costanza in the 1990s comedy Estelle Costanza, in which she often bickers with her on-screen husband Jerry Stiller and her fictitious son Jason Alexander.
“It is with tremendous regret and grief that I must inform you that Estelle Harris passed away today, leaving a hole in my heart too deep to express,” her son Glen Harris said in a statement issued by her agent Michael Eisenstadt. “Her compassion, enthusiasm, sensitivity, humour, empathy, and love were nearly unequalled, and those who knew her will be greatly missed.”
According to the statement, Harris was born in New York City and raised in a tiny coal mining community in Pennsylvania. After returning to New York, she married and had three children.
Harris started her playing career in community theatres before going on to regional theatres and summer stock performances all around the United States.
She then rose to fame on Madison Avenue, where she starred in up to 25 national television advertisements in a single year, garnering her the moniker “Queen of Commercials,” according to the statement.