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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:08 PM

Lee Fierro Dies Of COVID-19: 'Jaws' Actress Was 91

Source: Deadline

By Dino-Ray Ramos

Jaws actress Lee Fierro has died after complications with COVID-19. She was 91.

The news of Fierro’s death was reported by the Martha’s Vineyard Times. According to Kevin Ryan, artistic director and board president for Island Theatre Workshop, she was living in an assisted living facility in Ohio when she died. Fierro was a supporter of the Island Theatre Workshop for over 40 years during her time on Martha’s Vineyard. She was also a drama teacher and mentor at the Island Theatre Workshop.

In Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1975 horror Jaws, Fierro played the role of Alex Kintner’s (Jeffrey Voorhees) mother who’s son was killed by the titular shark. In a memorable scene, she is mourning her son’s death and walks up to Roy Scheider’s Brody and slaps him after learning he knew that a girl was killed after a shark attack. “You knew it was dangerous, but you let people go swimming anyway,” she told him while crying. “You knew all those things and still my boy is dead now, and there’s nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that.” She went on to reprise her role in 1987’s Jaws: The Revenge.

A small service is planned by Fierro’s family in Ohio with a memorial service in Martha’s Vineyard at a later date.


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Read more: https://deadline.com/2020/04/lee-fierro-dead-jaws-actress-coronavirus-covid-19-1202901067/

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Reply Lee Fierro Dies Of COVID-19: 'Jaws' Actress Was 91 (Original post)
Omaha Steve Apr 5 OP
edbermac Apr 5 #1
Skittles Apr 5 #2
Downtown Hound Apr 5 #5
3Hotdogs Apr 5 #6
turbinetree Apr 5 #3
sandensea Apr 5 #4
riversedge Apr 6 #7

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 08:32 PM

1. First scene I thought of.

Hope one day somebody smacks Trump over his ineptitude.

At the end of that scene the mayor says “I’m sorry chief, she was wrong.” The chief replies sadly “No she’s not.”

Trump would reply “You little bitch, I’ll fix your ass!!”

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Response to edbermac (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 09:35 PM

2. very memorable scene

yes indeed

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Response to edbermac (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:28 PM

5. If anyone has some good After Effects skills, that would make a great clip of her

saying this to Trump.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:46 PM

6. The story is based on an actual event in Barnagat Bay, N.J.

--- early 20th century.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:12 PM

3. Damn it ........................

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:18 PM

4. Any resemblance to actual events is purely coincidental...

Thank you for sharing this, Steve.

Godspeed, Ms. Fierro.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:47 AM

7. peace to the family

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