Mad About You star Cynthia Harris has died aged 87 as family mourns “great loss to the dramatic arts”

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MAD About You actress Cynthia Harris died at the age of 87 on Sunday.

She was best known for playing Paul Reiser’s mother on the NBC sitcom, as well as an American socialite in the Edward & Mrs. miniseries. Simpson.

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Cynthia Harris died on Sunday at the age of 87
She was best known for playing Paul Reiser's mother in Mad About You

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She was best known for playing Paul Reiser’s mother in Mad About You

Cynthia’s family announced her passing with a obituary Wednesday, writing: “In addition to dedicating her life to the theater, she has been active in many philanthropic causes.

“Cynthia is survived by her loving partner Nathan Silverstein, her devoted assistant Terrence Mintern, her brother Dr. Matthew Harris (Frances), her sister-in-law Maryjane Harris (brother David predeceased her) and several nieces and nephews.

“Cynthia’s passing is a great loss for the dramatic arts and for all of us.”

Further details regarding his death and the cause of death have not yet been shared.

Originally from New York, she was born in 1934 and became interested in acting from an early age.

The late star began studying theater at the age of 12, before earning a degree in theater and literature from Smith College.

Throughout her career, Cynthia has appeared in numerous productions on and off Broadway, including The Best Laid Plans, The White House Murder Case, Company and Lost in Yonkers.

His most recent theatrical credit was for his performance in the Mint Theater Company’s 2017 cover of The Lucky One.

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