‘Seinfeld’ & ‘Toy Story’ Star Estelle Harris Dead at 93
Estelle Harris, who brilliantly played George Costanza’s mom, has died.
Estelle passed away Saturday at her home in Palm Desert, CA, just outside of Palm Springs. Her son Glen says she died from natural causes, adding, “It is with the greatest remorse and sadness to announce that Estelle Harris has passed on this evening at 6:25.”
Glen went on to say, “Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy, and love were practically unrivaled, and she will be terribly missed by all those who knew her.”
Estelle played a loud, opinionated and confrontational mom who was quick to take on her hubby and George at the drop of a hat. Short story … she was hysterical!
And, speaking of story … Estelle played Mrs. Potato Head in the 3 most recent ‘Toy Story’ flicks. There’s a lot more to her CV … “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “Tarzan II,” “The Pinocchio Shop,” and tons of other voiceover work.
Estelle was a New Yorker by birth and got her big break on “Night Court.”
She was married to Sy Harris from 1953 to 2021, when he died. She’s survived by 3 kids — Eric, Glen and Taryn, as well as 3 grandsons and a great grandson.
Estelle was 93.