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Ellen Albertini Dow

Ellen Rose Albertini Dow (November 16, 1913 – May 4, 2015) was an American film and television character actress and drama coach. She portrayed feisty old ladies and may be best known as the rapping grandmother Rosie in The Wedding Singer (1998), performing "Rappers Delight". Dow's other film roles include elderly lady Mary Cleary who "outs" her grandson in Wedding Crashers, Disco Dottie in 54, the recipient of Christopher Lloyd's character's slapstick in Radioland Murders and a choir nun in Sister Act. She was best known to small screen audiences for her guest appearances on sitcom The Golden Girls. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ellen Albertini Dow,licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 16, 1913 In Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Newhart 1982-10-02
Latest Project:
Movie Frank the Bastard 2015-07-28
Known For
Poster of The Blue Hour
Poster of Payne
Poster of Carnival of Souls
Poster of Problem Child 3
Movie Frank the Bastard Dora 2015-07-28
Movie Not Another Not Another Movie Rose 2011-10-17
Movie The Invited Natalie Shaw 2010-01-01
Movie Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling Mrs. Bessler 2009-01-13
Movie The Blue Hour 2007-01-01
Series In Case of Emergency Unknown 2007-01-03
Series Hannah Montana Kathrine McCord 2006-03-24
Movie Fat Girls Mildred 2006-04-28
Movie Annie's Point Louise Tette 2005-01-22
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Series My Name Is Earl Unknown 2005-09-20
Movie Wedding Crashers Grandma Mary Cleary 2005-07-13
Series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Unknown 2004-09-07
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie Eight Crazy Nights See's Candies Box (voice) 2002-11-27
Series Scrubs Betty 2001-10-02
Series Six Feet Under Unknown 2001-06-03
Movie Longshot Ms. Fleisher 2001-10-25
Movie Ready to Rumble Mrs. MacKenzie 2000-04-07
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Series Payne 1999-03-15
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie 54 Disco Dottie 1998-08-28
Movie The Wedding Singer Rosie 1998-02-13
Movie Carnival of Souls Mrs. Meltzer 1998-08-21
Movie Patch Adams Aggie 1998-12-25
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Series Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997-03-04
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Old Lady 1996-09-27
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Movie Problem Child 3 Lila Duvane 1995-05-13
Series Murder One Unknown 1995-09-20
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Radioland Murders Organist 1994-10-21
Series The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Choir Nun 1993-12-09
Movie Memoirs of an Invisible Man Mrs. Coulson 1992-02-28
Movie Space Case Betsy 1992-01-01
Movie Sister Act Choir Nun 1992-05-28
Movie My Blue Heaven Nun 1990-08-17
Series Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Series Family Matters Unknown 1989-09-22
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Series The Wonder Years Mrs. Tambora 1988-01-31
Movie Going to the Chapel Grandma Haldane 1988-10-09
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-25
Movie Munchies Little Old Lady 1987-03-01
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Felisa 1987-09-28
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02