Liz Sheridan, actor who played Jerry’s mother in Seinfeld, dies aged 93

Liz Sheridan, who played the doting mother of Jerry Seinfeld on the hit sitcom, has died at the age of 93.

Sheridan died in his sleep of natural causes on Friday, five days after his April 10th birthday, said Amanda Hendon, his longtime representative and friend.

He gave no further details, including where Sheridan lives.

Her Seinfeld role as Helen is the most famous but followed by decades of work on stage and screen.

In the 1970s, Sheridan appeared on Broadway in plays and musicals, the latter of which included Happy End with Meryl Streep and Ballroom.

Sheridan had guest roles on TV series including Kojak, Cagney & Lacey and Family Ties, and played pesky neighbor Raquel Ochmonek on ALF from 1986 to 1990.

He was in Seinfeld for shows from 1990 to 1998, playing opposite Barney Martin as her husband, Morty.

“How could anyone not like him?” Helen said about the Jerry she loved.

The actor appeared in films including Legal Eagles, Forget Paris and Wedding Bell Blues.

The 2010 TV film The Rooneys was one of his final credits.

Born Elizabeth Ann Sheridan, a New York native married jazz musician William Dale Wales, who died in 2003.

Sheridan is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, according to Ms Hendon.


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