Suzanne Shepherd, “Sopranos” and “Goodfellas” actress, dies at 89
Suzanne Shepherd, the actress known for her roles on “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas,” has died, her agency confirmed Sunday. She was 89.
Shepherd died early Friday morning at her home in New York City, her agency said. She is survived by daughter Kate Shepherd, son-in-law Miles McManus and granddaughter Isabelle Shepherd.
Shepherd starred as Karen Hill’s mother on “Goodfellas” and Carmela Soprano’s mother on “The Sopranos.” She was one of more than two dozen actors who appeared in both “Goodfellas” and “The Sopranos.”
Ray Abruzzo, who starred as Little Carmine Lupertazzi on “The Sopranos,” mourned Shepherd’s death in a post on Instagram.
“Sad to hear of the passing of Suzanne Shepherd. A force of nature,” Abruzzo wrote. “Actress, teacher.”
Shepherd made her acting debut in the 1988 film “Mystic Pizza.” The actress, who also appeared in “Lolita” and “A Dirty Shame,” also worked as a director and acting teacher, according to her agency.
Her agency did not share a cause of death.
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