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‘Seinfeld’ star Liz Sheridan, beloved TV mother of Jerry, dies at 93


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Liz Sheridan, the witty and caring actress who played the mother of Jerry Seinfeld’s character in ‘Seinfeld,’ has died just five days after her 93rd birthday.

The longtime dancer and actress, who also made recurring appearances on “ALF,” passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday morning, a close friend and representative for the veteran performer, Amanda Hendon, confirmed to Deadline.

Representatives for Sheridan did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

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“The Stakeout” Episode 2: Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer and Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld. Sheridan, the witty and attentive actress who played the mother of Jerry Seinfeld’s character in “Seinfeld,” died just five days after her 93rd birthday.
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Born April 10, 1929, in Rye, New York, Sheridan began her screen career in such hits as “The White Shadow,” “Kojak” and “Gimme a Break!”

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She also appeared in dozens of episodes of “ALF” from 1986 to 1990. From the moment Sheridan was cast as Helen Seinfeld, fans of the show loved her motherly charm and hilarious overprotectiveness. towards his son.

Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld. Born April 10, 1929 in Rye, NY, Sheridan began her screen career in such titles as "white shadow," "kojak" and "Leave me alone!"

Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld. Born April 10, 1929 in Rye, NY, Sheridan began her screen career in such hits as ‘The White Shadow’, ‘Kojak’ and ‘Gimme a Break!’
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Sheridan was also a top star on Broadway, starring alongside Christopher Lloyd and a young Meryl Streep in the 1977 musical “Happy End.”

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She dated late actor James Dean and wrote a book about their romance, “Dizzy and Jimmy.”

"The wizard" Episode 15: Jerry Seinfeld (left) as Jerry Seinfeld, Barney Martin as Morty Seinfeld, and Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld.

“The Wizard” Episode 15: Jerry Seinfeld (left) as Jerry Seinfeld, Barney Martin as Morty Seinfeld and Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld.
(Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank)

Jerry Seinfeld and his friend Larry David created “Seinfeld” over 30 years ago. It debuted on NBC on July 5, 1989. Fans can still stream all 180 episodes of the beloved series on Netflix.

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Described as “the show about nothing,” “Seinfeld” follows four friends living in Manhattan. The sitcom was nominated for 68 Emmys, winning 10, and is widely considered one of the best comedies made to date.

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Sheridan is survived by his daughter and son-in-law.


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