Jessica Walter RIP

Jessica Walter at the "Arrested Development" Los Angeles Premier

Walter in 2013, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Date of Birth: January 31, 1941

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: March 24, 2021

Place of Death: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jessica Walter was an American actress. Among her many roles was the film Play Misty for Me (1971) and the series Arrested Development.

Jessica was the daughter of Esther (Groisser) and David Warshawsky/Walter. Her father was a musician, who was a member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the NYC Ballet Orchestra. Her family was of Russian Jewish descent. Her mother was born in Russia.

Screenwriter Richard Walter was her brother. Jessica was married to actor Ron Leibman, until his death. She had a daughter with her former husband, stage manager and television director Ross Bowman.

Jessica’s paternal grandparents were named Harry Warshawsky and Rose Lazikoff/Losikoff.

Jessica’s maternal grandparents were named Velvel Groisser and Majka/Mary.

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  1. andrew says:

    daughter of Esther (née Groisser) and David Walter.

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