'3rd Rock' Star Elmarie Wendel Dead at 89

7/22/2018 7:01 AM PDT

'3rd Rock' Star Elmarie Wendel Dead at 89

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Elmarie Wendel, who played Mrs. Mamie Dubcek on "3rd Rock from the Sun", has died.

Wendel's daughter J.C. confirmed the death, saying she was "a great mom and a badass dame."

Elmarie had a long history in show business.  In addition to "3rd Rock" she was the voice of Aunt Grizelda in "The Lorax."  She also was featured on "The George Lopez Show," "Seinfeld," "NYPD Blue," "Knight Rider," "General Hospital," "The Facts of Life," "The Jeffersons" and "Murphy Brown."

She has been an enduring presence in Hollywood and New York, and she kept up with the times.  She was also featured in the video game "Fallout 4" back in 2015.

Acting runs in the family.  Her daughter J.C. Wendel is also an actress.   

Elmarie was 89.