2 wins & 1 nomination.
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Nurse Betty Jo
5' 4" (1.63 m)
Did You Know?
[on her role as Momma in Throw Momma from the Train
(1987)] My own mother was ill late in her life and became irritable and impatient. She was very demanding and I found some elements in her for Momma. But I've never known anyone as rude and awful as Momma Lift. So I made her a composite of some of the traits I saw in women when I was younger and used to people-watch in Grand Central and ...
Though she played the elderly mother of Danny DeVito
's character Owen Lift in Throw Momma from the Train
(1987), Ms. Ramsey was actually just 15 years older than DeVito. She passed away six months after receiving her Academy Award nomination for the movie.