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Actress Estelle Harris, Mrs. Potato Head of ‘Toy Story,’ has died aged 93


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Estelle Harris, the iconic voice of Ms. Potato Head in the ‘Toy Story’ franchise, has died aged 93, her family has confirmed.

Harris, who also played mother Estelle Costanza for six years on NBC’s “Seinfeld,” died of natural causes Saturday night in Palm Desert, Calif. Born on April 22, 1928, she was just weeks away from turning 94.

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STUDIO CITY, CA – FEBRUARY 01: Estelle Harris attends the 2nd Annual Borgnine Movie Star Gala Honoring Actor Joe Mantegna at Sportman’s Lodge on February 1, 2014 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
(Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)

“It is with the greatest remorse and sadness to announce that Estelle Harris passed away tonight at 6:25 p.m.,” her son Glen Harris told Deadline in a statement.

“Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy and love were virtually unparalleled, and she will be terribly missed by all who knew her,” the statement continued.

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Actress Estelle Harris, Mrs. Potato Head of ‘Toy Story,’ has died aged 93

Estelle Harris is working on Queer Duck, a new animated series. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

Harris’ success in film, film and business spans decades, including “Futurama”, “The Loony Tunes Show”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”, “iCarly “, “ER”, “Kim Possible”, “The Proud Family”, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, “Godzilla: The Series”, “The Wild Thornberrys”, “Hercules”, “The Mask”, “Star Trek: Traveling” and “Married… with children”, according to the report.

His success in the commercial sector included starring in 25 national television spots in a single year, Deadline reported.

Actress Estelle Harris, Mrs. Potato Head of ‘Toy Story,’ has died aged 93

Actress Estelle Harris attends a screening of XLrator Media’s ‘CBGB’ at ArcLight Cinemas on October 1, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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She is survived by her three children, three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

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