Estelle Harris: What to watch in honor of the late Seinfeld star
On April 2, 2022, Hollywood was mourning the loss of Seinfeld Cast member Estelle Harris, who died aged 93 of natural causes. A flurry of tributes quickly poured out online from his fans and peers, including his on-screen son, Jason Alexander (better known on the long-running iconic sitcom as George Costanza).
Now, we’re doing our part to pay tribute to the beloved actress by recommending our picks for the best Estelle Harris movies and TV shows that are now available to watch on streaming, digital rental, or on physical media. in his honour. . We’ll start with the aforementioned hit sitcom that made it a household name.
A modestly successful comedian (Jerry Seinfeld), his lifelong neurotic best friend (Jason Alexander), his assertive former girlfriend (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and his eccentric apartment neighbor across the hall (Michael Richards) endure a dizzying series of misadventures that range from relatively mundane to inexplicably surreal in New York City.
Why it’s worth checking out in memory of Estelle Harris: Many of the funniest moments of Seinfeld (particularly those involving George Constanza), can be attributed to Estelle Harris, who appeared as George’s mother (also named Estelle) in a total of 27 episodes of NBC’s original and groundbreaking long-running comedy, which Jerry Seinfeld co-co -created. with Larry David.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm – Season 7, Episode 9 (2009)
Seinfeld co-creator Larry David (along with himself) proves just how much like his TV counterpart, George Costanza, by constantly allowing his severe neuroses to negatively affect his life and the lives of those around him while living in Hollywood.
Why it’s worth checking out in memory of Estelle Harris: In 2009, Estelle Harris made an appearance as herself, along with Larry David and the rest of the main Seinfeld cast members, to participate in a board read for a fictional reunion special on the ninth episode of season 7 of Calm your enthusiasm – David’s partially improvised and long-running HBO original series (one of many improv comedy shows to watch on streaming) which offers a highly dramatized look at his life.
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The Great (2008)
A diverse assortment of weird, eccentric, problematic, and even downright pathetic individuals compete in a high-stakes poker tournament.
Why it’s worth checking out in memory of Estelle Harris: Improvisation among the star-studded actors (including Woody Harrelson and even German filmmaker Werner Herzog) was also a crucial element in the making of Great – director Zak Penn’s 2008 mockumentary in which Estelle Harris played the role of the mother of Chris Parnell’s character, with whom she lived despite the supposed genius of her poker-playing son.
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The Toy Story movies (1999-2019)
On several occasions, a group of diverse “kid’s toys” are forced out of the toy box in an attempt to rescue one of their own or resolve other tumultuous situations, all while struggling to keep their sentience a secret from their young ones. owners.
Why they’re worth checking out in memory of Estelle Harris: After her character was teased at the end of the first of the franchise films, Estelle Harris joined the toy story voices Pixar’s oldest and most acclaimed franchise as Mrs. Potato Head (with comedy legend Don Rickles as her husband) in the 1999 sequel, toy story 2and would reprise the role twice more in the 2010s Toy Story 3 and in toy story 4 in 2019.
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Brother Bear (2003)
After accidentally killing a bear, a young Inuit warrior (future Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix) is punished for the act by magically transforming himself into a bear, and his only chance of becoming human again lies in adopting the son. of his victim: a precocious and lovable young bear cub – also one of the most annoying Disney sidekicks ever – named Koda (Jeremy Suarez).
Why it’s worth checking out in memory of Estelle Harris: Make Mrs. Potato Head heard in the toy story films launched a relatively prolific career in the voice acting of Estelle Harris – which included a brief, but memorable, role in Disney’s 2003 animated film, Brother Bear, as an elderly bear who remembers losing her husband for the past year, despite turning out to be alive seconds later.
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House on the Beach (2004)
A diverse group of farm animals band together and attempt to track down and capture an outlaw cattle rustler so they can claim the reward, hoping they can save the beloved ranch they call home.
Why it’s worth checking out in memory of Estelle Harris: Another memorably funny, and also more significant, time Estelle Harris voiced an animal character in a Disney animated film came a year after the release of Brother Bear when she played an overzealous and slightly neurotic hen named Audrey in House on the beach – a fun little family movie also featuring the voice talents of Dame Judi Dench, Roseanne Barr and Cuba Gooding Jr. as the horse who wants to be a hero.
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Queer Duck: The Movie (2006)
After being with his alligator life partner (Kevin Michael Richardson) for eighteen months, a proudly gay duck (Jim J. Bullock) begins to question the true nature of his sexuality after meeting and falling under the unexpected spell of a Broadway show, female buzzard (Jackie Hoffman).
Why it’s worth checking out in memory of Estelle Harris: One time Estelle Harris voiced an animal character in an animated film that isn’t quite as family-friendly was when she reprized her role as Mrs. Duckstein, the main character’s mother in the animated series of shorts. , queer duck (created by The simpsons writer Mike Reiss), in his 2006 spin-off feature.
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The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005–2008)
A rebellious pre-teen (Dylan Sprouse) and his relatively sweeter twin brother (future Riverdale Cast member Cole Sprouse) constantly gets into trouble with his adult peers while living in a fancy hotel where his mother (Kim Rhodes) works as an in-house artist.
Why it’s worth checking out in memory of Estelle Harris: Estelle Harris would also lend her voice to a few Disney Channel animated original TV shows – such as the medieval fantasy parody Dave the Barbarian, and the iconic spy adventure, Kim possible — but his most memorable role on one of the network’s most popular live-action series was on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody as the boisterous veteran maid of the Tipton Hotel, Muriel.
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Good Advice (2001)
After his womanizing ways and unethical business practices finally get the better of him, a disgraced former Wall Street stockbroker (Wall Street actor Charlie Sheen) decides to make a living by secretly taking over his self-obsessed ex-girlfriend’s advice column, during which he begins to fall for the column’s editor-in-chief (Angie Harmon ).
Why it’s worth checking out in memory of Estelle Harris: Estelle Harris plays an adorably outspoken character in the 2001 romantic comedy, Good adviceas well as a star-studded cast that also includes Denise Richards, Rosanna Arquette and Jon Lovitz.
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In the 1970s, a man (Alan Rickman) opens a club in New York City with the intention of booking musical artists who play county, bluegrass and blues (hence the name “CBGB”), but his venue inadvertently becomes the cradle of the underground. punk rock movement when it can only reserve acts like Ramones, Blondie, The Police and other hard-core legends in the making.
Why it’s worth checking out in memory of Estelle Harris: As the mother of CBGB founder Hilly Kristal, Bertha, Estelle Harris was also part of a star-studded cast (which also included Malin Akerman as Debbie Harry and Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome) in the entertaining dramatization from director and co-writer Randall Miller on the story of the legendary titular music venue.
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CBGB also features another celebrity who sadly passed away recently – Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins as iconic punk rocker Iggy Pop. On top of that, it was also one of Alan Rickman’s last acting credits before he passed away in 2016. I guess once you’re done playing the previous titles in honor of life and the marvelous career of Estelle Harris, the historic musical film could serve as a celebration of several beloved celebrities we’ve lost.