Dukakis, Olympia

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Dukakis, Olympia Gender: F
Olympia Mary Dukakis
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

Portrait of Olympia Dukakis 
(click to view image source)
Olympia Dukakis
(to view image author and license, click here)


American actress, director, producer, teacher and activist, who performed in over 130 stage productions, over 60 films and in 50 television series. Dukakis spent 40 years in her career before her "overnight" success in 1987 when she won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her role in Moonstruck.

She won two Obie awards--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 USA.

She actively participated in her cousin Michael Dukakis' presidential campaign in 1988. She was a founding member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and participated in many organizations for social and humanitarian causes.

She received a Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra (1992) and Emmy Award nominations for Lucky Day (1991), More Tales of the City (1998) and Joan of Arc (1999). Dukakis's autobiography, Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress, was published in 2003. In 2020, a feature-length documentary about her life, titled Olympia, was released theatrically in the United States.

Although she began acting at age 13, she earned her degree in 1952 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.

A strong advocate for women's rights and LGBT rights, including same-sex marriage, Dukakis embraced the roles of a trans landlady in Tales of the City and a butch lesbian in Cloudburst.

She married stage actor Louis Zorich in 1962 and they had three children. Zorich died in 2018. After a period of ill health, Dukakis died under hospice care at her home in Manhattan on 1 May 2021 at the age of 89.

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")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1962 (Louis Zorich)
  • Work : Prize 1985 (Obie for "The Marriage of Bette and Boo")
  • Work : Prize 1987 (Best Supporting Actress for "Moonstruck")
  • Death of Mate 2018 (Louis Zorich)

Source Notes

PT quotes birth certificate on which there is no time recorded


  • Family : Childhood : Family close
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (66 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (US and British TV, stage as well as US movies)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (LGBT rights advocate)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar