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Ellen Albertini Dow

Ellen Rose Albertini Dow (November 16, 1913 – May 4, 2015) was an American film and television character actress and drama coach. She portrayed feisty old ladies and may be best known as the rapping grandmother Rosie in The Wedding Singer (1998), performing "Rappers Delight". Dow's other film roles include elderly lady Mary Cleary who "outs" her grandson in Wedding Crashers, Disco Dottie in 54, the recipient of Christopher Lloyd's character's slapstick in Radioland Murders and a choir nun in Sister Act. She was best known to small screen audiences for her guest appearances on sitcom The Golden Girls. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ellen Albertini Dow,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 16, 1913 In Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Newhart 1982-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie Frank the Bastard 2015-07-28
Known For
Poster of My Name Is Earl
Poster of The Wonder Years
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Movie Frank the Bastard Dora 2015-07-28
Movie The Invited Natalie Shaw 2010-01-01
Movie The Blue Hour 2007-01-01
Series In Case of Emergency Unknown 2007-01-03
Movie Fat Girls Mildred 2006-04-28
Movie Annie's Point Louise Tette 2005-01-22
Series My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
Movie Wedding Crashers Grandma Mary Cleary 2005-07-13
Series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Unknown 2004-09-07
Movie Eight Crazy Nights See's Candies Box (voice) 2002-11-27
Series Scrubs Unknown 2001-10-02
Series Six Feet Under 2001-06-03
Movie Longshot Ms. Fleisher 2001-10-25
Movie Ready to Rumble Mrs. MacKenzie 2000-04-07
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie The Wedding Singer Rosie 1998-02-13
Movie Carnival of Souls Mrs. Meltzer 1998-08-21
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Movie Patch Adams Aggie 1998-12-25
Series Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997-03-04
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Series Murder One 1995-09-20
Movie Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Lila Duvane 1995-05-13
Series The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Choir Nun 1993-12-09
Movie Space Case Betsy 1992-01-01
Movie Sister Act Choir Nun 1992-05-28
Series Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Series Family Matters Unknown 1989-09-22
Series The Wonder Years Mrs. Tambora 1988-01-31
Movie Going to the Chapel Grandma Haldane 1988-10-09
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-28
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-25
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
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