Obit Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis holds her Oscar at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angles after being honored April 11, 1988, at the 60th Academy Awards as best supporting actress for her role in "Moonstrck." [AP PHOTO/LENNOX MCLEONDON, FILE]

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actor whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher's mother in the romantic comedy "Moonstruck," has died. She was 89.

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