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Also Known As: Elizabeth Ann Sheridan Died:
Born: April 10, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York, USA Profession: actor, singer, dancer, author

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Perhaps best known for her role on the sitcom "ALF" (NBC, 1986-1990), actor Liz Sheridan was born in New York City in 1929, the daughter of a concert singer and a jazz trumpeter. After graduating from Mamaroneck High School, she began a career as a dancer in stage musicals and at nightclubs. Before long, she was acting in the theater as well, where she met then-unknown actor James Dean. The two had a short lived romance in the early '50s, before he became a major star. In 1960, Sheridan met William T. Wales while performing in Puerto Rico. The two began a relationship and soon moved in together, though they wouldn't formalize their arrangement through marriage until 1985. Sheridan continued to work on stage for several years, notably starring in a Broadway production of "Best Friend" in 1976. Around this same time, she began acting on TV as well. She would appear on over 30 shows such as "Newhart" (CBS, 1982-1990), "Archie Bunker's Place" (CBS, 1979-1983), and "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-1987), before landing a starring role as nosy neighbor Raquel Ochmonek on "ALF." Sherian would go on to memorably portray Jerry Seinfeld's mother on the hit sitcom "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). She also raised...

Perhaps best known for her role on the sitcom "ALF" (NBC, 1986-1990), actor Liz Sheridan was born in New York City in 1929, the daughter of a concert singer and a jazz trumpeter. After graduating from Mamaroneck High School, she began a career as a dancer in stage musicals and at nightclubs. Before long, she was acting in the theater as well, where she met then-unknown actor James Dean. The two had a short lived romance in the early '50s, before he became a major star. In 1960, Sheridan met William T. Wales while performing in Puerto Rico. The two began a relationship and soon moved in together, though they wouldn't formalize their arrangement through marriage until 1985. Sheridan continued to work on stage for several years, notably starring in a Broadway production of "Best Friend" in 1976. Around this same time, she began acting on TV as well. She would appear on over 30 shows such as "Newhart" (CBS, 1982-1990), "Archie Bunker's Place" (CBS, 1979-1983), and "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-1987), before landing a starring role as nosy neighbor Raquel Ochmonek on "ALF." Sherian would go on to memorably portray Jerry Seinfeld's mother on the hit sitcom "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). She also raised eyebrows when she appeared in a sex scene with Andy Griffith in "Play the Game" (2009) at the age of 80.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Play the Game (2009)
2.
 Surge of Power (2006)
3.
 Always Say Goodbye (1997) Muriel
4.
 Match Made in Heaven, A (1997) Ruthie
5.
 Wedding Bell Blues (1996) Micki'S Mother
7.
 Forget Paris (1995) Motorcycle Cop No 2
8.
 Wishman (1992)
9.
 Changes (1991) Mrs Hahn
10.
 Secret Life of Kathy McCormick, The (1988) Mrs Van Adams
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Milestones close milestones

1982:
Acted in the NBC miniseries "World War III"
1983:
First film credit, played a makeup woman in "Star 80"
1990:
Had recurring role as Jerry's mom Helen on the hit NBC sitcom "Seinfeld"
:
Made episodic guest appearances on shows like "Kojak" in the 1970s
2009:
Raised eyebrows by appearing in a sex scene in the comedy "Play the Game" at the age of 80.
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companion:
James Dean. Actor. Sheridan chronicled their four-year, on-again, off-again relationship in her book.
husband:
Dale Wales. Jazz musician. Met in Puerto Rico where both were performing; lived together for many years before marrying in the 1990s.

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"Dizzy and Jimmy: My Life With James Dean: A Love Story" HarperCollins

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