Actress Kate Williamson, who was born as Robina Jane Sparks, died Friday night after a period of failing health.
The actress was best known for a run on the Ellen DeGeneres comedy Ellen.
Kate Williamson’s death comes in less than one month after the death of her husband, actor Al Ruscio, who died at the age of 89 on November12.
Kate Williamson’s death comes in less than one month after the death of her husband, actor Al Ruscio
The actress died surrounded by her four children at her Encino, California, home.
Kate Williamson’s decades-long acting career included the 1994 Barry Levinson film Disclosure, the 2002 film Dahmer and the 1993 James Spader film Dream Lover.
She married Al Ruscio in 1954, and had four children together — actress and poet Elizabeth Ruscio, director and editor Michael Ruscio, production designer Nina Ruscio and teacher Maria Ruscio.
Kate Williamson is survived by her children and five grandchildren.
Al Ruscio, who appeared in Showgirls, Bonanza, The Godfather II, Seinfeld, has died on Tuesday at the age of 89, his daughter announced.
The veteran actor played different characters during his 50-year career, but he will perhaps be best remembered as the defiant restaurant manager at Monk’s in Seinfeld, and as crime boss Leo Cuneo in The Godfather sequel.
Al Ruscio created the drama department at the Midwestern College in Denison, Iowa
Al Ruscio was also known as TV actor appearing in Peter Gunn, The Untouchables, McCloud, Lou Grant, Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue.
The character actor also created the drama department at the Midwestern College in Denison, Iowa, and served as a professor of acting at the University of Windsor in Canada.
Al Ruscio also penned So Therefore… A Practical Guide for Actors, which was published in 2012.