The sad news hit the lovers of films and series from the criminal environment on Sunday. American actress Suzanne Shepherd has died at the age of 89. She became famous especially in the series The Sopranos and in the film directed by Martin Scorsese The Mafia.
American actress Suzanne Shepherd died at the age of 89 on Friday at her home in New York. A family member announced this to CNN on Sunday. The cause of death is unknown, but the actress suffered from an unspecified lung disease before her death.
The well-known actress started her career only at an advanced age. She first appeared on the silver screen in the romantic film Mystic Pizza, which was released in 1988. Shepherd was then 50 years old, NBC News recalls.
Her first big role came two years later. Then she shone in the crime drama of the famous director Martin Scorsese, Mafia. She thus appeared alongside stars such as Robert De Niro or Ray Liotta. The film received six Oscar nominations.
She appeared in films and series about criminals even after her success in Mafia. Fans of The Sopranos may remember Shepherd as Mary DeAngelis. “I am saddened by the news of Suzanne Shepherd’s passing. She was an asset, an actress and a teacher,” actor Ray Abruzzo, who starred with her in the iconic series, remembered Shepherd on Instagram.
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