'Wedding Singer' Rapping Grandma Ellen Albertini Dow Dies at 101

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Ellen Albertini Dow in the 1998 film "The Wedding Singer."

Ellen Albertini Dow, famous for her role as the rapping grandmother in The Wedding Singer, has died, her manager, Juliet Green, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Green tells THR Albertini Dow passed away Monday. She was 101.

Green's career began in the 1970s in New York. She landed her first big TV role in the 1980s reboot of The Twilight Zone and later appeared in films like My Blue Heaven and Sister Act. She also appeared on TV shows like Moonlighting, Murphy Brown, The Golden Girls and The Wonder Years.

Albertini Dow is perhaps best known for her role as the grandma in The Wedding Singer, in which she famously rapped lines from "Rapper's Delight."

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.


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