Actress Liz Sheridan, best known for playing the mother of Jerry Seinfeld on iconic sitcom “Seinfeld”, has died at age 93.
Sheridan played Jerry’s doting mom, Helen Seinfeld, throughout the entire 1989-1998 run of the beloved sitcom.
Prior to “Seinfeld”, Sheridan appeared in dozens of episodes of “ALF” as crotchety neighbour Raquel Ochmonek.
After launching her career onstage, Sheridan began landing television roles in the 1970s, including such series as “Kojak”, “Gimme a Break!”, “St. Elsewhere”, “The White Shadow” and numerous others.
On the big screen, she appeared in features including “Star 80” and “Jekyll & Hyde: Together Again”.
On Broadway, Sheridan appeared opposite Christopher Lloyd and Meryl Streep in the 1977 musical “Happy End”.
In 2000, her memoir Dizzy and Jimmy was published, chronicling her love affair with actor James Dean during the 1950s.
Following news of Sheridan’s death, Jerry Seinfeld shared a touching tribute to his TV mom via Twitter.
Liz was always the sweetest, nicest TV mom a son could wish for. Every time she came on our show it was the coziest feeling for me. So lucky to have known her. pic.twitter.com/ae9TDHQILU
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) April 15, 2022