Estelle Harris

American actress (1928-2022)

Estelle Harris (née Nussbaum; April 22, 1928 – April 2, 2022)[3] was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Estelle Costanza in Seinfeld. To younger audiences, she is known for her role as Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise. She is also known as Muriel on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

Estelle Harris
Estelle Harris - Ponyo - USA premiere.jpg
Harris at the premiere of Ponyo in June 2009
Born
Estelle Nussbaum

(1928-04-22)April 22, 1928
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 2, 2022(2022-04-02) (aged 93)
OccupationActress
Years active1960s–2019
Height5 ft 2 in (157 cm)[1]
Spouse(s)
Sy Harris
(m. 1953; d. 2021)
[2]
Children3[2]

Early lifeEdit

Harris was born on April 22, 1928, in Manhattan, New York City, to Jewish-American parents, Isaac Nussbaum and to Anna Nussbaum.[4][5] Her career began in 1977 in the movie Looking Up; since then, she had appeared in Out to Sea, Toy Story 2, Tarzan II, Toy Story 3, and Toy Story 4.

Personal lifeEdit

Harris was married to Sy Harris and they had three children together. The couple lived in West Hollywood, California. Estelle and her husband Sy escaped serious injuries when their car blew a tire and flipped twice on September 20, 2001. Sy died in 2021.

DeathEdit

She died on April 2, 2022, at the age of 93, three weeks before her 94th birthday.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Once Upon a Time in America Peggy's Mother
1988 Stand and Deliver Secretary
1992 This Is My Life Aunt Harriet
1995 Perfect Alibi Aunt Dorothy
1995 The West Side Waltz
1997 Out to Sea Bridget
1998 Chairman of the Board Ms. Krubavitch
1998 The Odd Couple II Flirting Woman
1998 My Giant Aunt Pearl
1999 Lost & Found Mrs. Stubblefield
1999 Toy Story 2 Mrs. Potato Head Voice
2000 What's Cooking? Aunt Bea
2000 Dancing in September Sally
2000 Playing Mona Lisa Aunt Velva
2001 Good Advice Iris
2003 Brother Bear Old Lady Bear Voice
2004 Home on the Range Audrey Voice
2004 Teacher's Pet Mrs. Boogin Voice
2005 Tarzan II Mama Gunda Voice
2005 Chicken Little Chloe Cluck Voice
2006 Queer Duck: The Movie Mrs. Duckstein Voice
2007 The Grand Ruth Melvin
2010 Toy Story 3 Mrs. Potato Head Voice
2010 Movin' In Arlene Taylor
2011 Hawaiian Vacation Mrs. Potato Head Voice
Short film
2011 Small Fry Mrs. Potato Head Voice
Short film
2012 Partysaurus Rex Mrs. Potato Head Voice
Short film
2013 CBGB Bertha Kristal
2015 Promoted Sylvia Silver
2019 Toy Story 4 Mrs. Potato Head Voice
2019 Woody's Roundup: The Movie Mrs. Potato Head Voice
Direct-to-video

TelevisionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mills, Nancy (October 1, 1995). "A Mother Figure". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mendoza, N. F. (January 29, 1995). "With An Eye On...Why Estelle Harris wants to be a full-time mom to her boy George on 'Seinfeld'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  3. Born in 1928 as per both the 1930 United States census, which lists Isaac Nussbaum (age 30) as "Head", Anna Nussbaum (age 30) as "Wife" and Minnie (age 9) and Estelle (age 2) as "Daughter[s]", New York City. Ward 6th Assembly District; Date: April 6, 1930.
  4. "Estelle Harris Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Grobar, Matt (April 2, 2022). "Estelle Harris Dies: 'Seinfeld's Estelle Costanza, 'Toy Story' Franchise's Mrs. Potato Head Was 93". Deadline. Retrieved April 2, 2022.

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