Jessica Walter Dies at 80: Emmy-Winning ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Archer’ Actress. Jessica Walter, the award-winning actress whose profession spanned six a long time, handed absent in her sleep at residence in New York Metropolis on Wednesday, March 24. She was 80.
Walter’s profession included all the things from a standout flip in Clint Eastwood’s directorial debut, Play Misty for Me, to The Flamingo Child and her Emmy-nominated activates Trapper John M..D. and Streets of San Francisco. For her efficiency as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development, Walter earned yet one more Emmy nomination and two SAG nominations.
Walter gained an Emmy starring in Amy Prentiss, an Ironside spinoff within the mid-Nineteen Seventies approximately a younger San Francisco police detective. She additionally voiced Malory Archer on FXX’s lively collection Archer.
Walter served as 2nd Nationwide Vice President of the Display screen Actors Guild, and was an elected member of the SAG Board of Administrators for over a decade.
As information of her passing unfold, Walter’s Arrested co-stars and lots of others started to weigh in, with co-star David Cross calling her “a completely sensible actress and wonderful expertise.” See these tributes right here.
Jessica Walter started her profession in her hometown of New York Metropolis the place she appeared in quite a few Broadway productions together with Advise and Consent, Neil Simon’s Rumors, A Severed Head, Nightlife and Picture End, for which she earned the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
Additionally on stage, Walter labored at New York’s Playwright’s Horizons and the Los Angeles Theater Heart, the place she starred in Tartuffe reverse the late Ron Leibman, her Emmy- and Tony-winning husband. She additionally starred within the Broadway revival of Something Goes, which picked up a number of Tony Awards.
Jessica Walter is survived by daughter Brooke Bowman, who’s SVP Drama Programming at Fox Leisure, and grandson Micah Heymann.
Bowman mentioned in a press release: “It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I verify the passing of my beloved mother Jessica. A working actor for over six a long time, her best pleasure was bringing pleasure to others by means of her storytelling each on display and off. Whereas her legacy will dwell on by means of her physique of labor, she will even be remembered by many for her wit, class and general joie de vivre.”
In lieu of flowers, the household asks that donations be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind.