The interpreter was nominated for Emmy Awards for her roles in ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘The streets of San Francisco’
Award-winning American actress Jessica Walter, whose career spanned more than 60 years and who was part of the hit sitcom ‘ Arrested Development, ‘ died Wednesday in New York at age 80, her daughter, Brooke Bowman, confirmed in a statement.
“‘An actress who worked for more than six decades, her greatest pleasure was to bring joy to others through telling stories both on-screen and off,” said Bowman in a text sent to the specialized medium Deadline, in which She said her mother will be remembered for “her humor, her class and her joie de vivre.”
Walter was involved in disparate projects throughout her life, from Clint Eastwood’s directorial debut in ‘Chill in the Night’, the romantic comedy ‘The Flamingo Kid’, the television drama ‘Trapper John MD’ and the crime series ‘ The streets of San Francisco ‘, these last two that earned him nominations for an Emmy award.
In her role as Lucile Bluth on the series ‘ Arrested Developments ‘, she was also nominated for another Emmy Award, in addition to two Hollywood Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations.
Additionally, she won an Emmy for her starring role in “Amy Prentiss,” a spinoff series from “Ironside” in the mid-1970s about a young San Francisco police detective.
Walter began her career in her native New York, where she was part of a long line of Broadway productions, including ‘Tempest Over Washington’, ‘Rumors’, ‘A Severed Head’, ‘Nightlife’, and ‘Photo Finish’.
At the Los Angeles Theater Center, she starred in the play ‘Tartuffe’ alongside her late husband Ron Leibman, who was also awarded an Emmy and a Tony throughout her career.