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Death of Jessica Walter, grandmother of the series “Arrested Development”

The American actress Jessica Walter, who played the grandmother in the famous series “Arrested development”, has died at the age of 80.
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American actress Jessica Walter, best known for her role as acerbic grandmother in the series Arrested Development, died at the age of 80, her agent told AFP on Thursday.

The actress has appeared in dozens of series and films, such as Grand Prize in 1966, then A thrill in the night by Clint Eastwood, before playing the formidable grandmother Lucille Bluth ofArrested Development.

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the death of my beloved mother”her daughter Brooke Bowman said in a statement.

With a career spanning over sixty years, “his greatest pleasure was to bring joy to others by telling stories, both on and off screen. “, she adds, celebrating “his spirit, his class and his joie de vivre in general”.

Series recounting the setbacks of a wealthy family, forced to live poorly after the arrest of the patriarch for financial embezzlement, Arrested Development was critically acclaimed and received numerous awards until its cancellation by Fox Studios in 2006.

Under pressure from fans, Netflix then bought the rights and signed for two new, unreleased seasons, which were less successful, but the series remains considered among the most influential of its generation.

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