LOS ANGELES -- Actress Katherine Helmond, an Emmy-nominated actress who had notable roles on the sitcoms Who's the Boss? and Soap, has died. She was 89.
Helmond's talent agency APA announced Friday that she died last Saturday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at her home in Los Angeles.
Katherine Helmond has passed away.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 1, 2019
My beautiful, kind, funny, gracious, compassionate, rock. You were an instrumental part of my life. You taught me to hold my head above the marsh! You taught me to do anything for a laugh! What an example you were!
Rest In Peace, Katherine. pic.twitter.com/HNIH0Ty6MN
Nominated for seven Emmy Awards in a 60-year career, Helmond played Judith Light's mother and Alyssa Milano's grandmother Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss?, the series that ran on ABC from 1984 to 1992.
She played matriarch Jessica Tate on another ABC sitcom, Soap, a parody of soap operas that aired from 1977 to 1981.
I thought Katherine Helmond was perfection on SOAP.— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 1, 2019
Rest In Peace
We lost another good one.
Helmond was a favourite of director Terry Gilliam, appearing in his films Brazil, Time Bandits and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.Katherine HelmondtrendingWho's the Boss?