2 items from 2015
Ellen Albertini Dow, best known for playing the rapping grandmother in Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore romantic comedy “The Wedding Singer,” has died at the age of 101, TheWrap has learned. Dow’s manager Juliet Green confirmed the news. Dow made her feature film debut in “American Drive-In” in 1985, when she was already 72 years old, and she’s remained a prolific actress since. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Her memorable film roles include Disco Dottie in “54,” lewdly homophobic grandmother Mary Cleary in “Wedding Crashers” and of course Rosie, the rapping granny who stole “The Wedding Singer” with a rousing rendition of “Rapper’s. »
- Linda Ge
Actress Ellen Albertini Dow, best known for her scene-stealing turn as rapping grandma Rosie in Adam Sandler’s “The Wedding Singer,” has died at age 101. Los Angeles’ Pierce College Theatre Department confirmed news of Dow’s death via Facebook on Monday evening. Dow’s late husband, Eugene, founded the Lapc Theatre Department.
Born November 16, 1913 in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, Dow got a late start on her entertainment career, with her first on-screen credit listed as 1985’s “American Drive-In.” Although she made guest appearances in a number of classic series throughout the ’80s and ’90s — including “The Twilight Zone,” “Moonlighting,” “Newhart,” “Mr. Belvedere,” “The Golden Girls” and “Family Matters” — her breakout role came in 1998’s “Wedding Singer,” in which she gave a memorable performance of “Rapper’s Delight.” A medley of Dow’s version of the song mixed with Sugarhill Gang’s original was included on the film’s soundtrack album, which »
- Variety Staff
2 items from 2015
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners