Fans of the series in the 1980s are in mourning at the announcement of the death of Katherine Helmond, face an inescapable “Madam is served”. The actress has succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease, aged 89 years. ALPHA AGENCY / BESTIMAGE Rewarded with a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy series in 1981 for Soap, it is with her role of Mona in Madame is served Katherine Helmond will mark a whole generation of viewers. The actress died at her home on Thursday 28 February. She was 89 years old. The reactions of the other stars of the cult series of the 1980s have quickly made their appearance on Twitter, like Alyssa Milano (Samantha Micelli): Katherine Helmond has passed away.
My beautiful, kind, funny, gracious, compassionate, rock. You were year instrumental part of my life. You taught me to hold my head above the marsh! You taught me to do anything for a laugh! What an example you were!
Rest In Peace, Katherine. pic.twitter.com/HNIH0Ty6MN — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) march 1, 2019 “Katherine Helmond is deceased. My beautiful, generous, rock, funny, and graceful. You were an essential part of my life. You taught me to step out of line ! You taught me to give everything for a laugh ! What an example she was ! Rest in peace, Katherine. “Judith Light (Angela Bower) has also expressed his grief through a short message : Katherine Helmond was an inspiration to me and so many others
Her grace, talent and humor will be deeply missed
She is in my heart forever— JudithLight (@JudithLight) march 1, 2019 “Katherine Helmond was an inspiration to me and many others His grace, his talent and his humor will deeply be missed She is in my heart, forever” DEBUTS AT the THEATRE Child shy, Katherine Helmond overcomes fears in several plays and shows in his school. Later, working at the cleaning service of a local theatre, she aspires to become an actress. Spotted on the scene at the Houston Playhouse, the young woman makes her first steps to the screen with a small role uncredited in Car 54, Where Are You, in 1962. Moving to Los Angeles the following year in order to launch his career, the public discovers in the theatre (“Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” “A Streetcar named Desire”, “Years of the Locust”…) and the film Believe in Me and The hospital. In 1973, Katherine Helmond is illustrated on Broadway in “The Great God Brown”, and then pointed out in The legend of Lizzie Borden and The Odyssey of Hindenburg. Three years later, the actress turns in the last movie Alfred Hitchcock , a Plot of a family , and attends the debut of Richard Gere on the screen in the historical drama Baby Blue Marine . The famous long-awaited happens only in 1977, when she portrayed Jessica Tate in Soap . Success of the ABC for four seasons, this sitcom spoof of soap operas allows him to be basking in the Golden Globe for Best Actress and was nominated for Emmy Awards in the same category four times in a row. Katherine Helmond resume including his role in the spin-off Benson , focused on the butler sarcasm of the Tate, played by Robert Guillaume . In the meantime, she gave the answer to Gary Coleman in the tv movie family Scout’s Honor . THE YEARS 1980 : THE SUMMIT OF HER CAREER, with her new notoriety, Katherine Helmond began her first collaboration with director Terry Gilliam , for the fantastic film Bandits, bandits , which was a commercial and critical success. After having rubbed shoulders with David Soul in The third world war, she studied at the Directing Workshop of the American Film Institute, which encourages him to turn to the realization and lead, in particular a few episodes of Benson, in the course of seasons 5 and 6. In 1984, the actress knows the peak of his career, lending his traits to the bubbly and attractive fifty-year-old Mona Robinson during the eight seasons of Madame is served . Sexually radiant, his character, unusual for the time, wins a great popularity, so much so that a spin-off to it being exclusively devoted is temporarily considered by the leaders of ABC. Katherine Helmond is also participating in the pilot of Charmed Lives, another series derived ultimately cancelled after three episodes. Setbacks are soon forgotten, since it is rewarded in the 1989 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a supporting role. At the same time, the actress found Terry Gilliam for Brazil , in a duo mother/son in the face of Jonathan Pryce , and gets a second role in the romantic comedy from Garry Marshall , Overboard . In 1990, she completes the trio of the future divorced from the telefilm When Will I Be Loved ? alongside Stefanie Powers and Crystal Bernard . HITCHCOCK HAS TRUE BLOOD IN PASSING BY TERRY GILLIAM After the success of Madame is served, Katherine Helmond fun of his own image, in interpreting a famous star of soap opera neurotic in the comedy “Inside Monkey Zetterland, and then appears in an episode of the remake of a british Madame is served,” The Upper Hand. In 1995, after having lent its traits to the actress Hedda Hopper in the television movie The story of Elizabeth Taylor, she won a recurring role in the last three seasons of Coach . His performance, in the skin of the mother-in-law of the protagonist of everybody loves Raymond , it is then a nomination for the Emmy Awards in the category of Best Guest. In 1997, the actress starred with Cicely Tyson in the adaptation of a feminist d’”A Christmas carol” by Charles Dickens, Ms. Scrooge, and then figure as a receptionist of a hotel in Las Vegas parano , directed by… Terry Gilliam. In the years 2000, Katherine Helmond goes on stage, being hailed by critics for her performance in “The vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler, before moving towards the dubbing. It lends its voice to Lizzie in the franchise, Pixar, Cars , as well as in numerous video games and animated series derivatives. Continuing to appear regularly on the small screen (The Glades , Melissa & Joey , The law according to Harry ), the spectators are mostly found in Collaborator of and with Martin Donovan , as well as in the skin of Caroline Bellefleur, during the fourth episode of season 4 of True Blood , which her character calls into question the relationship between Bill (Stephen Moyer ) and her granddaughter, Portia (Courtney Ford ).