Estelle Harris, who played George Costanger (Jason Alexander) ‘s mother Estelle in the iconic NBC sitcom Seinfeld, died of natural causes in the Palm Desert, California, on Saturday evening, a few weeks before her 94th birthday.
“It is with the greatest regret and sadness that we announce that Estelle Harris has died at 6:25 pm today,” her son Glenn Harris, who held her breath, told Deadline. “His generosity, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy and love were virtually incomparable and he will be terribly missed by those who knew him.”
Born in New York City
Harris Pixar’s Toy Story franchise is also known for three installments of Mrs. Potato Head and several extra shorts. Additional movie credits include Promotions, CBGB, Good Advice, Playing the Mona Lisa, Dance in September, What’s Cooking ?, Lost and Found, My Giant, The Odd Couple II, Chairman of the Board, Out to See, Downhill Wiley, Perfect Alibi, This Is My Life, Stand and Deliver, Once Upon a Time in America, Summerdog and Looking Up.
Harris leaves behind a total of three children, as well as three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Plans for a memorial have not been released.