Disney talent and has died. She was 93.
“It is with the greatest remorse and sadness to announce that has passed on this evening at 6:25 p.m.,” said her son Glen Harris. “Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy, and love were practically unrivaled, and she will be terribly missed by all those who knew her.”
died on Saturday evening of natural causes in Palm Desert, California, just weeks before her 94th birthday. According to Deadline, her son held her as she breathed her last.
Veteran actress Estelle Harris was born in on April 22, 1928. According to Deadline, she began pursuing a career in acting at various amateur community theaters after she became a mother. While she was raising her children, her hard work and dedication earned her incredible success both on the stage and onscreen.
Her career included roles on successful network television sitcoms like and ER. When it comes to TV sitcoms, is probably most known for her role as , the mother of played by and the wife of Frank Costanza, played by on NBC’s Seinfeld, but her experience as a Disney actress and talent includes even more titles.
She lent her to Ma in the Timon & Pumbaa episode “Mombasa-In-Law”. She also voiced Lula in Dave the Barbarian, Mrs. Turtle in Mickey Mouse Works, the old lady bear in Brother Bear, Audrey in Home on the Range, and Mama Gunda in . Harris also voiced Helga in The episode “Thelma and Luis.”
also had a recurring role on The of Zack & Cody as Muriel during the show’s first season. She also played the role of Grace Gallagher in Sonny with a Chance. In the Jack and the Never Land Pirates series on Disney Junior, Harris voiced the character Peg-Leg Peg. She also lent her to in House of Mouse and Mickey Mouse Works, and she played multiple voices in the Walt Disney animated television series, Aladdin.
But as a Disney PIXAR’s : 2, 3, , and three 4 shorts: Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry, and Partysaurus Rex. actress, is best known for her role as Mrs. Potato Head opposite as the of Mr. Potato Head in
“Her passion was her work,” said her son, , “and her work was her passion.”
She is survived by a total of three children, three grandsons, and one great-grandson.