Estelle Harris, who played George Costanza’s mother on the show, has passed away.
Estelle died Saturday at her home in Palm Desert, California, just outside of Palm Springs. Glen Harris, her son, says she died of natural causes and adds, “It is with the greatest remorse and sadness to announce that Estelle Harris has passed on this evening at 6:25.”Embed from Getty Images
Glen continued, “Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy, and love were practically unrivaled, and she will be terribly missed by all those who knew her.”
Estelle portrayed a loud, judgmental, and combative mother who was good at taking on her husband and George.Embed from Getty Images
Estelle has also appeared as Mrs. Potato Head in the three successful ‘Toy Story’ films. Her resume includes “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “Tarzan II,” “The Pinocchio Shop,” and a slew of other voiceover credits.
Estelle was born in New York and got her big chance on “Night Court.”
She was married to Sy Harris from 1953 until his death in 2021. She is survived by three children, Eric, Glen, and Taryn, as well as three grandchildren and a great-grandson.