Just weeks shy of her 94th birthday, Estelle Harris has died.
Best known for her work as Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story Franchise, George Contanza’s mom on Seinfeld, among other countless television and movie roles, Estelle was a fixture in Hollywood. She was known for her unique voice and comic genius.
One of her three sons, Glen Harris, released this statement, “It is with the greatest remorse and sadness to announce that Estelle Harris has passed on this evening at 6:25 (April 2, 2022). Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy and love were practically unrivaled, and she will be terribly missed by all those who knew her.”
Jason Alexander, who played her son George Costanza on Seinfeld tweeted, “One of my favorite people has passed – my tv mama, Estelle Harris. The joy of playing with her and relishing her glorious laughter was a treat. I adore you, Estelle. Love to your family. Serenity now and always. #RIPEstelleHarris
One of my favorite people has passed – my tv mama, Estelle Harris. The joy of playing with her and relishing her glorious laughter was a treat. I adore you, Estelle. Love to your family. Serenity now and always. #RIPEstelleHarris
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) April 3, 2022
Clearly, Estelle Harris will be missed in Hollywood and by her fans worldwide.
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