According to the Daily Caller, Hollywood lost another great this week after it was reported that actress Liz Sheridan, 93, passed away from natural causes.
Sheridan was most well-known for her incredible portrayal of Jerry Seinfeld’s mother, Helen Seinfeld, in the legendary, hit sitcom, Seinfeld.
“How could anyone not like him?” Seinfeld’s overprotective, yet loving mother said in one episode about her son, which became one of the most iconic lines of the show’s history.
Prior to Seinfeld’s rise to sitcom dominance in the 1990s, one might recognize Sheridan from her recurring role in another blast from the past, ALF, where she appeared in no less than 36 episodes.
Sheridan was also known outside of sitcom royalty, having performed successfully in a number of Broadway shows, including in Happy End alongside Meryl Streep.
She also detailed her love life with James Dean in a book called Dizzy and Jimmy.
Strangely enough, Sheridan’s passing comes just a few weeks after the passing of Estelle Harris, who played George Costanza’s mother on Seinfeld, meaning the loss of two of the most iconic TV moms in history.
Coincidentally, Harris was also 93 at the time of her passing.
Tributes pour in
Sheridan was widely loved within the industry as well as among her fans from decades of amazing television appearances. Tributes poured in across social media upon the news of her passing.
Loved her on #Seinfeld.
Loved her on #ALF.
Loved her in everything she did.
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) April 16, 2022
A number of additional Seinfeld alumni issued statements on Sheridan’s passing, including Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza.
Oh my Lord, just learning of the passing of Liz Sheridan. She was as gracious and graceful a person and actress as you’ll ever meet. Fascinating life. Wonderful lady. Rest well. #RIPLizSheridan
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) April 16, 2022