The Greek-born Oscar winner Olympia Doukaki passed away at the age of 90 years.
According to the publication of the Los Angeles Times, Olympia Doukaki who stood out among others for the movie “Blooming Magnolias”, while she also participated in the comedy “Look who's talking?” passed away at her home in New York.
“My beloved sister, Olympia Doukaki, passed away this morning in New York,” wrote Apollo's brother, who confirmed her death. actor on Facebook. “After months of health problems, she finally rested in peace and went to meet Lewis,” her brother continued, without specifying the exact causes of her death.
My beloved sister, Olympia Dukakis, passed away this morning in New York City.
After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her Louis.
Posted by Apollo Dukakis on Saturday, May 1, 2021
Who was Olympia Doukaki
Born in Massachusetts on 35 June 1931), by Alexandra and Konstantinos Doukakis, immigrants from Greece. He moved to New York in the early 1990s 60 and began her career in theater and the big screen. There she was going to meet the man who became her life partner, the actor Luis Zoric, who passed away in 2018.
The couple moved to New Jersey a few years later to start a family. There Olympia Doukaki raised her three children, Christina, Peter and Stefan.
Her career includes dozens of roles in the off-Broadway scene. He also taught at 2018 in the New School of Arts department of the University of Fine Arts Tisch of New York. In her honor, a scholarship is given every year in her name to a student of the University who achieved particularly high results.
Far from the spotlight, however, Olympia Doukaki was an activist in favor of the rights of women, but also the LGBTQI community, strongly supporting the legalization of gay marriage.
When he won the Oscar
She was the cousin of Michael Doukakis, a politician, the Democratic candidate for the Presidency of America in 1988. In the same year, when she won the second prize for Best Actress at the Oscars, she raised the golden statuette and shouted “Okay Michael, let's go” wanting to support the candidacy of Michael Doukakis for the presidency of the United States.
2020 released a documentary about her life and career in which Olympia appears on a trip back to Greece and the villages of origin of her parents. Her relationship with Greece and the community in the USA was close, as she was a member of the Greek-American Foundation based in New York.
The 2020 released the documentary entitled “Olympia” by Harry Mavromichalis which records aspects of the life and personality of Olympia Doukaki. In the same year he received the “Life Achievement Award” under his 11 Bridges International Film Festival, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.