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Jessica Walter 2021 . 39;Arrested Development39; and 39;Archer39; star. dies at 80

Jessica Walter 2021 . 39;Arrested Development39; and 39;Archer39; star. dies at 80
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Jessica Walter 2021 . 39;Arrested Development39; and 39;Archer39; star. dies at 80

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 -0700

Jessica Walter, an award-winning actress beloved for her role in the television series "Arrested Development," died Wednesday in her sleep at her home in New 

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Actress Jessica Walter, seen here at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, dies at 80.

Actress Jessica Walter, seen here at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, dies at 80.

Jessica Walter, an award-winning actress beloved for her role in the television series “Arrested Development,” died Wednesday in her sleep at her home in New York City, her daughter confirmed in a statement to CNN.

She was 80.

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica,” her daughter, Brooke Bowman, said in a statement.

“A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off.

While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre.”

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Born in New York City, Walter was a force on both stage and screen.

Her roles encompassed everything from the films “Grand Prix” and the Clint Eastwood directorial debut “Play Misty for Me” to several Broadway productions, including “Photo Finish,” which won her the Clarence Derwent Awards in 1963 for Outstanding Debut Broadway Performance .

Walter won an Emmy in 1975 for her starring role in the NBC series “Amy Prentiss,” a drama about a young San Francisco police detective whose career catapults quickly.

The show was a spinoff of the then very popular series, “Ironside.”

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She appeared in numerous other television series over the years, including “Trapper John M..D.” and “Streets of San Francisco,” which earned her Emmy nominations.

But it was her recent turn as Lucille Bluth on the cult classic series “Arrested Development” and as the voice of Malory Archer on the animated series “Archer” that expanded Walter’s fan base and earned her more award nominations.

Tributes to Walter poured in Thursday on social media.

“This is so incredibly sad.

I loved Jessica so much,” director Paul Feig tweeted.

“She was so funny and marched to the tune of her own drummer.

A true original whom I had the honor of working with several times.

So much love to you, Jessica.

Rest In Peace.”

David Cross, who costarred with her on “Arrested Development,” tweeted that Walter was “an absolutely brilliant actress and amazing talent.”

“I consider myself privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her,” he wrote.

“Lucille Bluth is one of TV’s greatest characters.”

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Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:00:00 -0700

Jessica Walter, who played the hilariously incisive matriarch Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development, died in her sleep Wednesday in New York City

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Jessica Walter, who played the hilariously incisive matriarch Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development, died in her sleep Wednesday in New York City.

She was 80 years old.

Her daughter, Brooke Bowman, a senior vice president at Fox Entertainment, said in a statement, “It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica.

A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off.”

Walter’s on-screen credits go back to the 1960s.

She won an Emmy in 1975 for her starring role in NBC’s Amy Prentiss.

Since then she had been in a wide variety of TV shows: from a reoccurring role on the M*A*S*H spinoff Trapper John, M.D., to the voice of Fran on ABC’s Dinosaurs.

But her career underwent a renewal with Arrested Development.

It was a career-defining role for her — one she got when she was 62.

She told NPR’s Ask Me Another that she was actually offered a different pilot that year (she didn’t say which, simply calling it “the mom”), and she told her agent, “I just can’t do this.

Even though it was an offer, I said, I just — I know there’s something better out there for me.

And then that script came along, Arrested Development.”

She later brought that same biting humor to her role as Malory on the animated sitcom Archer.

In the statement, her daughter said, “While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre.”

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