ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

Tony Award-winning actress Elizabeth Wilson sadly passed away at the age of 94 this past weekend. You may remember her most famously as Dustin Hoffman's mother, Mrs. Braddock, in The Graduate.

Wilson got her start on stage in New York on Broadway in 1953 when she appeared in Picnic. She then went on to act in such stage plays as Sticks and Bones, Uncle Vanya, You Can't Take It with You, A Delicate Balance, and so forth.

Her first acting gig on film was actually the same role Christine Schoenwalder in Picnic. From there, Wilson has also appeared in such films as The Goddess, The Birds, The Graduate, Catch-22, 9 to 5, The Tunnel of Love, and The Addams Family just to name a few.

A few television credits include East Side/West Side, Doc, All in the Family, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Wilson was also elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2007.

As Mrs. Braddock in The Graduate
As Mrs. Braddock in The Graduate

R.I.P. Elizabeth Wilson. Thank you for gracing us with your kind and motherly characters. We are grateful to have witnessed a nearly sixty-year career of immense talent and passion.

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]


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