published : 2023-11-30

Frances Sternhagen, 'Cheers' Actress, Passes Away at 93

Renowned actress Frances Sternhagen, known for her roles on 'Cheers' and 'Sex and the City,' died peacefully from natural causes at the age of 93.

Frances Sternhagen smiling on the set of 'Cheers' (taken with Nikon D850)

Actress Frances Sternhagen, best known for her memorable roles on the hit television shows 'Cheers' and 'Sex and the City,' has sadly passed away at the age of 93.

Her family confirmed the news, stating that she died peacefully from natural causes in New Rochelle, NY.

In a heartfelt statement, her family expressed their sadness and shared the news of her passing.

Frances Sternhagen leaves behind a legacy that will continue to inspire and touch the hearts of many.

She is survived by her six children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her remarkable career and life is planned for mid-January, near her 94th birthday.

Frances Sternhagen's talent as an actress earned her widespread recognition and acclaim throughout her career.

Frances Sternhagen and Kristin Davis in a scene from 'Sex and the City' (taken with Canon EOS R)

She received three Emmy nominations, with notable performances on 'Cheers' and 'Sex and the City'.

On 'Cheers', she portrayed Esther Clavin, the mother of postman Cliff Clavin, and on 'Sex and the City', she played Bunny McDougal, the overbearing mother-in-law of Charlotte York.

Beyond television, Sternhagen also made a name for herself in film and theater.

With over 70 film and television credits to her name, she showcased her acting prowess in a variety of roles.

Her final film appearance was in the 2014 movie 'And So It Goes.'

Frances Sternhagen's impact extended beyond the screen as she graced the stages of Broadway.

She garnered two Tony Awards and several nominations for her outstanding performances.

Frances Sternhagen receiving an Emmy nomination for her role as Bunny McDougal (taken with Sony A7 III)

Notable Broadway roles included Ethel Thayer in the original production of 'On Golden Pond' and Clairee in the Broadway debut of 'Steel Magnolias'.

She received a Tony Award for her role in Neil Simon's 'The Good Doctor' and another for 'The Heiress'.

Her last appearance on Broadway was in the 2005 play 'Seascape'.

Frances Sternhagen's legacy as a talented actress and performer will be remembered and cherished by the entertainment industry and her countless fans.

Her contributions to television, film, and theater have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

Frances Sternhagen's passing leaves a void in the industry, but her spirit and talent will continue to shine through her incredible body of work.

May she rest in peace.