Biography

Ellen Rose Albertini Dow (November 16, 1913 – May 4, 2015) was an American film and television character actress and drama coach. She portrayed feisty old ladies and may be best known as the rapping grandmother Rosie in The Wedding Singer (1998), performing "Rappers Delight". Dow's other film roles include elderly lady Mary Cleary who "outs" her grandson in Wedding Crashers, Disco Dottie in 54, the recipient of Christopher Lloyd's character's slapstick in Radioland Murders and a choir nun in Sister Act. She was best known to small screen audiences for her guest appearances on sitcom The Golden Girls.

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Ellen Rose Albertini Dow (November 16, 1913 – May 4, 2015) was an American film and television character actress and drama coach. She portrayed feisty old ladies and may be best known as the rapping grandmother Rosie in The Wedding Singer (1998), performing "Rappers Delight". Dow's other film roles include elderly lady Mary Cleary who "outs" her grandson in Wedding Crashers, Disco Dottie in 54, the recipient of Christopher Lloyd's character's slapstick in Radioland Murders and a choir nun in Sister Act. She was best known to small screen audiences for her guest appearances on sitcom The Golden Girls.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1913-11-16

Day of Death 2015-05-04

Place of Birth Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Frank the Bastard as Dora
2011 Not Another Not Another Movie as Rose
2010 The Invited as Natalie Shaw
2007 In Case of Emergency (1 episode)
2007 The Blue Hour
2006 Fat Girls as Mildred
2006 Hannah Montana (1 episode) as Kathrine McCord
2005 My Name Is Earl (1 episode)
2005 Wedding Crashers as Grandma Mary Cleary
2005 American Dad! (2 episodes)
2005 Annie's Point as Louise Tette
2004 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (1 episode)
2003 Cold Case (1 episode)
2003 Las Vegas (1 episode)
2002 Eight Crazy Nights as See's Candies Box (voice)
2001 Longshot as Ms. Fleisher
2001 Scrubs (1 episode) as Betty
2001 Six Feet Under (2 episodes)
2000 Ready to Rumble as Mrs. MacKenzie
1999 Judging Amy (1 episode)
1999 Payne (9 episodes)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode)
1998 Patch Adams as Aggie
1998 Will & Grace (1 episode)
1998 54 as Disco Dottie
1998 Carnival of Souls as Mrs. Meltzer
1998 The Wedding Singer as Rosie
1997 Just Shoot Me! (1 episode)
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1 episode) as Old Lady
1995 Murder One (2 episodes)
1995 Problem Child 3 as Lila Duvane
1995 Cybill (1 episode)
1994 ER (1 episode)
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as Choir Nun
1993 The Nanny (1 episode)
1992 Sister Act as Choir Nun
1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man as Mrs. Coulson
1992 Space Case as Betsy
1989 Family Matters (4 episodes)
1989 Seinfeld (1 episode)
1989 Quantum Leap (1 episode)
1988 Going to the Chapel as Grandma Haldane
1988 The Wonder Years (1 episode) as Mrs. Tambora
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode) as Felisa
1987 Beauty and the Beast (1 episode)
1985 The Twilight Zone (2 episodes)
1985 The Golden Girls (3 episodes)
1985 Moonlighting (1 episode)
1982 Newhart (2 episodes)

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