Cher, Dolly Parton and More Pay Tribute to Olympia Dukakis: ‘An Actor’s Actor’

Following the passing of Olympia Dukakis, renowned for her memorable roles in films like “Moonstruck” and “Steel Magnolias,” Hollywood took to social media to honor her legacy and express their condolences.

Dukakis, who passed away at the age of 89 in New York City, received heartfelt tributes from colleagues and admirers alike.

Cher, her co-star in “Moonstruck,” remembered Dukakis fondly on Twitter, highlighting her talent and the warmth she brought to her roles. Viola Davis praised Dukakis as a consummate actor who elevated those around her with her presence.

Sally Field, who shared the screen with Dukakis in “Steel Magnolias,” expressed her love and admiration for her dear friend.

Dolly Parton, another co-star from “Steel Magnolias,” shared her sorrow at Dukakis’ passing, recalling her as a cherished friend and a remarkable human being.

George Takei and Michael McKean reflected on Dukakis’ illustrious career and the impact she had on those she worked with, citing her as a source of inspiration and wisdom.

Bradley Whitford, known for his role in “The West Wing,” hailed Dukakis as a brilliant and hilarious soul, emphasizing her influence as an actor’s actor.

In the wake of her passing, Dukakis was remembered not only for her exceptional talent but also for the joy and depth she brought to every role she portrayed.

Her presence on screen was enough to guarantee the quality of any film, a testament to her enduring legacy in the world of cinema.