Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Dukakis is known for her skill in portraying ethnicities — Greek, Italian, Jewish and Eastern European— has an equally talented hand at both comedy and tragedy, and is a character actress with a sharp, witty demeanor and a world-weary look. She has played legions of mothers and widows in such roles as "Steel Magnolias," "Long Day’s Journey into Night," "The Cemetery Club," "The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore" as well as a cop in "Death Wish," a personnel director in "Working Girl," a school principal in "Mr. Holland’s Opus," a doctor on "Search for Tomorrow," a missionary nun in "Three Needles" and a transsexual in the top-rated miniseries, "Tales of the City," as Anna Madrigal, an exotic landlady. She has even played grandpa’s love interest in "The Simpsons."

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Dukakis played Dr. Barbara Moreno on
Search for Tomorrow in 1983. She was scheduled to be a love interest for Stu (Larry Haines) and was the mother of two children, Angela (played by Jennifer Gatti, GL's first Dinah) and Josh (played by juvenile soap vet Damion Scheller).

Dukakis was part of Search for Tomorrow's August 4, 1983 broadcast which, because of a lost master tape, the cast was obliged to perform live. Afterwards, it was determined that only one cast member had delivered every line word perfect -- the then 13 year old Scheller. To find out what this child prodigy is up to now, click here!

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