emmy winning actress jessica, walter best known for her roles as lucille bluth on arrested development dies, jessica, walter, the veteran actor who played comically self involved matriarchs in both arrested development and archer, has died. Her family said thursday. The 80 year old walter passed away in her sleep in new york city on wednesday, a representative for the actor said it is with a heavy heart that i confirmed the passing of my beloved mom jessica, daughter, brooke bowman, said in statement a working actor for over Six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling, both on screen and off, while her legacy will live on through her body of work. She will also be remembered by many for her wit class and overall joada vivra younger fans of walter will know her best for playing lucille bluth, who regularly stole scenes with absurdly cruel and cutting comments about her on screen children in the critically acclaimed sitcom arrested development. Walter said she reveled in playing unsympathetic characters. I love watching movies with people that i hate. I love those old movies with betty davis, where she’s the evil one. She told indy wire in 2013 because we all have that in us and we can’t really act on it as the audience, but we can watch the actor act on it and it sort of releases those feelings in us. She was a force and her talent and timing were unmatched, said, arrested, co star tony hale, who played her son, buster bluth rest in peace, mama, bluth david cross, who played lucille bluth’s son in law, tobias fumkay, called walter, an absolutely brilliant actress and amazing talent.
I consider myself privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her cross said. Lucille bluth is one of tv’s greatest characters. Walter also gained acclaim with contemporary audiences for her ry voiceover work in the animated fxx series, archer playing mallory archer, the hard drinking mother of super spy sterling archer walter was kind classy, incredibly talented, generous with love, said archer co, star, aisha tyler, who played another super Spy on the show, lana kane sweet flight to you, dear jessica, tyler added. You were so loved and we were so lucky to know you. Walter was born on january 31, 1941 in brooklyn, the daughter of musician david washorski, whose parents had immigrated to america from russia and russian immigrant esther growisa. Her father, who played the double bass, changed his last name to walter several years before his daughter’s birth and became a member of the nbc symphony jessica. Walter, like many new york city, raised, performers got her start on broadway. She won acclaim in 1963 for her work.