Dukakis, Olympia

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Olympia Dukakis
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Dukakis, Olympia Gender: F
born on 20 June 1931
Place Lowell, Massachusetts, 42n38, 71w19
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°21' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif or s_vircol.18.gif


American stage and screen actress, Dukakis spent 40 years in her career before her "overnight" success in 1987 when she won an Academy Award for her role in "Moonstruck." In addition to that award for Best Supporting Actress, she won the NY Film Critics Award and the Los Angeles Film Critics award for the same performance. She has two Obie awards to her credit as well--for Bertolt Brecht's "A Man's A Man" (1962) and Christopher Durang's "The marriage of Bette and Boo" (1985) at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre. Her acting credits include appearances in British TV and stage as well as the US, and she actively participated in her cousin Michael Dukakis' presidential campaign in 1988. She is a founding member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and participates in many organizations for social and humanitarian causes.

Although she began acting at age 13, she earned her degree in1952 from Boston University in physical therapy as a practical pursuit. She went on to earn her Master's in Fine Arts in Acting in 1957 and launched her professional career. She married Louis Zorich in the early 60s and they have three children.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Dukakis, Michael (born 3 November 1933). Notes: first cousin


  • Work : Prize 1962 (Obie for performance in "A Man's a Man")
  • Work : Prize 1985 (Obie for "The Marriage of Bette and Boo")
  • Work : Prize 1987 (Best Supporting Actress for "Moonstruck")

Source Notes

PT quotes birth certificate on which there is no time recorded


  • Family : Childhood : Family close
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (over 40 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (US and British TV, stage as well as US movies)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar