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article imageBig Bang Theory actor Carol Ann Susi dies of cancer in L.A.

By Marcus Hondro     Nov 12, 2014 in Entertainment
A popular character actress who spent eight years voicing a character on The Big Bang Theory who was never seen, Carol Ann Susi, has died. Susi died after a battle with cancer at the age of 62 in L.A. on Tuesday.
Warner Brothers Television made the announcement today. Ms. Susi was the voice of one of the show's, and TV's, more unique characters, Mrs. Wolowitz, the mother of Howard Wolowitz, played by actor Simon Helberg. During her eight years on The Big Bang Theory, Mrs. Wolowitz was never seen, ever, though her insistent and screeching voice was often heard, to great comic effect.
"'The Big Bang Theory' family has lost a beloved member today with the passing of Carol Ann Susi, who hilariously and memorably voiced the role of Mrs. Wolowitz," a statement from Warner Brothers said. "Unseen by viewers, the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of a mystery throughout the show's eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann's immense talent and comedic timing, which were on display during each unforgettable appearance,"
Susi made some film appearances but her forte was television, appearing in shows from the 1970s on and her resume is a walk down television memory lane from the years she worked. In the 70s and 80s she guested on such shows as McMillan and Wife, Simon and Simon, Jake and the Fatman, Who's the Boss, Growing Pains, Night Court and Murphy Brown.
In the 90s and into this century she appeared on dozens more shows, including Cheers, Doogie Howser M.D., Seinfeld, Mad About You, NYPD Blue, Married with Children, Six Feet Under, The Drew Carey Show, ER, That 70s Show, Ugly Betty, Gray's Anatomy and CSI: New York.
Ms. Susi was born in Brooklyn of Italian descent and did her acting training in New York before moving to Los Angeles in the early 70s to launch her impressive career. She is survived by a brother.
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