Liz Sheridan dead at 93: The Seinfeld actress dies as fans pay tribute to the star

Actress Liz Sheridan, best known for her role on Seinfield, has died at the age of 93 – just five days after celebrating her birthday. The late star once had a famous romance with a then-unknown James Dean before finding fame

Liz Sheridan dead: The Seinfeld actress who played Jerry’s mother dies as fans pay tribute

Actress Liz Sheridan has died at the age of 93.

The late star – famous for playing Jerry’s mother Helen in Seinfeld – died in the early hours of Friday morning, according to sources TMZ.

The American publication reported that the actress died at 2:30 a.m., just five days after celebrating her 93rd birthday.

The cause of death was given as natural causes.

Liz was born on April 10, 1929 in New York, the daughter of concert singer Elizabeth Poole-Jones and classical pianist Frank Sheridan.

The late star’s first big break came when she landed the role of Mrs. Ochmonek, the nosy neighbor, on Alien Life Form from 1986 to 1990.

Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld, alongside her on-screen son Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld

The actress died around 2:30 a.m. on Friday

Liz’s most notable appearance on television came when she portrayed Helen, Jerry’s mother, on the long-running comedy Seinfeld.

The late star appeared in all nine seasons from 1990 to 1998, barring the four lead roles, the only actor to do so. Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis Dreyfus and Michael Richards.

During her time in Hollywood, Liz enjoyed a varied career – starring in over a dozen feature films and 60 prime-time TV movies.

Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld, with Barney Martin as Morty Seinfeld

Before hitting the big screen, the late actress was touring Broadway in the 1970s — she even appeared alongside Meryl Streep and Christopher Lloyd in the 1977 musical Happy End.

Away from work, Liz’s personal life read like a Hollywood movie at the time – the late star enjoyed a brief romance with a then-unknown James Dean while working as a dancer in New York nightclubs.

“We had great times… We didn’t want to be apart,” Liz recalls in her book Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life With James Dean: A Love Story.

The late star appeared with her Seinfeld husband in a new television commercial for Denny’s restaurants in 2002

“We found a place and lived together… [b]before he really made it big.”

Liz met jazz musician William Dale Wales in Puerto Rico and shared a life together from 1960 until his death in 2003.

They married in 1985 and gave birth to a daughter together.

“Rest in sweet peace, Liz Sheridan. Thank you for endlessly entertaining us for so many years,” one fan wrote on Twitter when the news broke on Friday night.

Liz’s death comes just weeks after the death of Estelle Harris, who played Estelle Costanza on Seinfeld


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“RIP Liz Sheridan ‘Def Jam and everything’ always makes me laugh so much,” another tweeted, with a third adding, “Mrs. Losing Seinfeld and Mrs. Costanza in the same month is a hard blow straight from the cosmos. RIP Liz Sheridan.”

Many fans noted that Liz’s death comes just weeks after the death of another Seinfeld star, Estelle Harris.

Liz is survived by her daughter, who works as a photographer in New York City, and her son-in-law.

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