Liz Sheridan, TV Mom Of Jerry Seinfeld, Dead At 93

Sheridan died just weeks after the death of her “Seinfeld” costar Estelle Harris.
Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld in "Seinfeld."
Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld in "Seinfeld."
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Liz Sheridan, beloved for her role as Jerry Seinfeld’s mom on the hit show “Seinfeld,” died of natural causes on Thursday, her rep confirmed to Deadline. She was 93.

Sheridan, who was born in Rye, New York, on April 10, 1929, also starred on the hit show “Alf” and was known for her work on Broadway.

Most audiences knew her best as Helen Seinfeld, Jerry’s mother who lived in Florida with her husband, Morty (played by Barney Martin, who died in 2005).

Sheridan appeared in all nine seasons of the iconic show, which ran from 1990-1998. Her last credited work was a film called “Trim,” in 2010, according to IMDB.

Seinfeld memorialized his late TV mother in a sweet statement on Twitter on Friday, writing that “Liz was always the sweetest, nicest TV mom a son could wish for. Every time she came on our show it was the coziest feeling for me.”

“So lucky to have known her,” the comedian added, alongside the black-and-white photo of the two shown below.

Sheridan also published a book about her former relationship with James Dean, called “Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life with James Dean: A Love Story.”

Sheridan died just weeks after the death of her “Seinfeld” costar Estelle Harris. Harris, who played George Costanza’s fiery mother Estelle Costanza, died at 93 earlier this month.

Fans were quick to remember Sheridan on Twitter, and shared some of their favorite moments featuring the actor.

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