THE legendary actress who played Lucille Bluth in the sitcom Arrested Development has passed away in her sleep at 80-years-old. The prestigious
THE legendary actress who played Lucille Bluth in the sitcom Arrested Development has passed away in her sleep at 80-years-old.
The prestigious performer Jessica Walter enjoyed an illustrious career before joining the cast of the comedy series in 2003.
Jessica Walter pictured with her second husband, Ron Liebman[/caption]
What did Jessica Walter look like growing up?
Jessica Walter was always destined to be a leading lady and attended New York City’s High School of Performing Arts.
The Brooklyn-born starlet got her first television gig in 1962, appearing as Julie Muranoon on the series, Love of Live.
She also gained roles in a number of popular shows – including Naked City, East Side/West Side, Ben Casey, Route 66, and The Rogues.
Walter soon set her sights on even bigger screens and gained a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Clint Eastwood’s directorial debut, Play Misty for Me.
She continued to flit between both TV and film, as well as preserving her passion for theatre.
In recent years, she has become most recognizable for her amazing portrayal of Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development and her stint in 90210.
The fresh-faced actress attended the New York City High School of Performing Arts[/caption]
The stunning actress seen in The Group, a film about eight female graduates, in 1966[/caption]
Walters played Pat in the 1996 movie, Grand Prix[/caption]
She starred alongside George Segal in 1968 for Bye Bye Braverman[/caption]
She played Evelyn Draper in Clint Eastwood’s 1971 psychological thriller Play Misty For Me[/caption]
She remained in high demand for her acting expertise throughout her illustrious career. Pictured in 1970[/caption]
Tributes have poured in for the late actress after she passed away on March 24[/caption]
She was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 31, 1941[/caption]
Jessica and Peter Falk congratulating each other after they won the best actor and actress Emmy in 1975[/caption]
Her role in Play Misty For Me is one of her most memorable[/caption]
She was known for her extraordinary timing and comedic abilities[/caption]
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Seen alongside Alan Arkin and Natasha Lyonne in The Slums of Beverly Hills in 1998[/caption]
She was a critical member of the Arrested Development cast – seen pictured alongside Will Arnett and Portia de Rossi in 2004[/caption]
The 80-year-old’s most notable recent gigs include a stint on 90210[/caption]