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Olympia Dukakis: Oscar-Winning ‘Moonstruck’ Actress Dies at 89

Olympia Dukakis, the beloved "Moonstruck" Oscar-winning Greek American actress, has died at the age of 89 on Saturday. The world learned of Dukakis’ passing from her brother Apollo in a Facebook post. He said that she died peacefully at her...

‘Olympia’ Documentary Set to Virtually Premiere on July 9

The much-acclaimed documentary "Olympia", which dives into the life of Greek-American actress Olympia Dukakis, will virtually premiere in North America on July 9. Since a theatrical premiere is difficult due to current restrictions on movie theaters, ABCinemaNOW has picked up...

“Olympia” Wins Orpheus Award for Best Documentary

The film "Olympia", a documentary on the life and career of Olympia Dukakis, won the Orpheus Award for Best Documentary at the closing night of the 2019 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF). "Olympia", directed by Harry Mavromichalis, had its...

Olympia Dukakis Documentary to Screen at Museum of the Moving Image

The Olympia Dukakis documentary, titled "Olympia", will screen at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York, on March 31. Hellenic Film Society USA will be hosting the screening on the last day of Women's History Month. "Olympia" follows...

Great Reviews for ‘The Infiltrator’ With Olympia Dukakis

Though "The Infiltrator" has not been released to theaters throughout the US yet, critics have already viewed the movie and written amazing reviews praising the story and acting. "The Infiltrator" stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, Olympia Dukakis, Benjamin Bratt and...

Olympia Dukakis to Star in Stephen King’s ‘Big Driver’

Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis is on-board for a book-to-TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel, "Big Driver." Dukakis, 83, will play the role of Doreen in the upcoming film, which is set to go into production this summer and air on Lifetime...

Olympia Dukakis Supporting Cyprus' Gay Pride

Oscar-winning Greek American actress Olympia Dukakis has expressed her support for Cyprus' first gay pride parade.  The actress urged Cyprus’ LGBT community to "keep going forward …. stay the course". When Dukakis was asked whether LGBT people should have equal rights, she answered:...

Greeks Who Have Walked the Oscars’ Red Carpet

Upon hearing of Greeks and Oscars, the first name that comes to one’s mind is the name of famous Greek actress Katina Paxinou. In 1943, Paxinou was the first Greek to have brought home a little golden statuette for...

Olympia Dukakis May Play Anna Madrigal from ‘Tales of the City’

There are rumors circulating that Olympia Dukakis will be playing Anna Madrigal, an older transgender lady from Armistead Maupin's series of books, "Tales of the City." Armistead Maupin, who is getting ready to release his ninth book of the series,...

Olympia Dukakis Plays YaYa in ‘A Little Game’

Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis is starring in an upcoming film, "A Little Game," playing the role of YaYa. The family drama centers on a 10-year-old girl who is dealing with being an exceptionally smart child, and finds an unlikely...