Olympia Dukakis Overview

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Born: June 20, 1931

The Dukakis name seemed to be on the tip of everyone’s tongues in 1988. Olympia Dukakis won a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a BAFTA award that year for her role as an Italian mother in Moonstruck (1987), while her cousin, Michael Dukakis, was the 1988 Democratic US presidential candidate. Olympia, the daughter of Greek immigrants, began acting in summer stock after taking acting classes at Boston University. She made her television debut with a guest appearance on the hit series Dr. Kildare... See All


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