Tributes Go Out to the Late Arrested Development and Archer Star Jessica Walter

Tributes Go Out to the Late Arrested Development and Archer Star Jessica Walter

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While she may have had decades of experience working as an actress, Jessica Walter is best known for her portrayal of the ultimate crappy mother in shows like Arrested Development and Archer. With Walter recently passing at the age of 80, multiple tributes have come out to her from her co-stars and past collaborators.

Here are posts from her Arrested Development co-stars:



Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz also tells Variety about Walter:

“I’m stunned and so very sad to hear this news. Jessica was one of the sharpest, funniest people I’ve ever worked with — and I’ve been incredibly fortunate in working with some true greats. She was, to me, the best kind of comic actor — one who’s fearless in her willingness to draw upon the, shall we say, less desirable aspects of our character that, well … make us funny. She effortlessly sunk her teeth into depicting a type of mother that, given how people related to her, must be more common than is usually celebrated.”

Besides Lucille Bluth, Walter had also played the equally sharp-tongued (but vastly more competent) Mallory Archer in FX’s animated Archer. Show creator Adam Reed also shared in a statement (via IndieWire):

“The ‘Archer’ family is heartbroken to lose Jessica Walter, our beloved colleague and friend. Jessica was a consummate professional, an actor’s actor, and the exact opposite of Malory Archer — warm, caring, and kind, with an absolutely cracking sense of humor — and it was both a privilege and a true honor to work with her over these many years. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.”


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Multiple other sites like Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone have written pieces on Walter, and she truly is a celebrated actress, and now icon of snarky TV moms. No doubt she has definitely left a legacy worth remembering behind.


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