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Old 03-01-19, 01:24 PM
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Katherine Helmond (SOAP and Who's The Boss?) dead at 89

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Actress Katherine Helmond, who was well-known for her roles on the sitcoms “Who’s the Boss?” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Soap” and many others has died at the age of 89, according to reports.

Helmond died of complications related to Alzheimer’s disease at her home in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Reporter stated citing her Helmond’s talent agency.
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Re: Katherine Helmond (SOAP and Who's The Boss?) dead at 89

Sad to hear, she was great in "Soap"
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Re: Katherine Helmond (SOAP and Who's The Boss?) dead at 89

SOAP was one of the funniest shows of all time. You can watch online or Complete DVD sets can be picked up cheaply. Great for the new era of binge-watching.
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She was great in Brazil

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Re: Katherine Helmond (SOAP and Who's The Boss?) dead at 89

That's a hard way to go, I watched a lot of Who's the Boss growing up. RIP
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Soap, Who's the Boss, Time Bandits and Brazil - always a joy to watch.
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SOAP was one of the funniest shows of all time. You can watch online or Complete DVD sets can be picked up cheaply. Great for the new era of binge-watching.
not only that it still holds up quite well today and hardly seems dated
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Re: Katherine Helmond (SOAP and Who's The Boss?) dead at 89

Watched quite a bit of Who's the Boss. Never caught Soap, but I think I might have a season or 2 on the unwatched pile. She was a talented actress.

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I remember bits and pieces of Whos the Boss. I never saw SOAP (before my time), but somebody online said to check out the coffee ring segment. I checked it out on YT and definitely had some laughs. Its about 6-7 minutes. Im curious how it sit into the episode, because today that would be the entire segment between commercial breaks.
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She was great on Who's the Boss? Never really watched SOAP. Sad news.
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Old 03-01-19, 11:29 PM
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Soap is one of the best sitcoms of all time. RIP Jessica Tate.
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I was too young for Soap but I definitely remember her for "Who's The Boss" and Brazil. RIP Mona.
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Re: Katherine Helmond (SOAP and Who's The Boss?) dead at 89

Just the other day watched a Mannix episode with her in it. Around 1973. Youngest I'd ever seen her.
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surprised she was still alive !
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She looked pretty old on True Blood and that was good number of years ago.
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Re: Katherine Helmond (SOAP and Who's The Boss?) dead at 89

I used to watch SOAP... definitely not every episode, but a lot of them. It's the first time most people saw Billy Crystal.

I only knew that Helmond was still alive a few months ago because a local channel is constantly playing old sitcoms (ie. Happy Days, One Day at a Time, L&S, Cheers, etc) and they were playing Who's the Boss as well - and I curious enough to google her.

I remembered that her character on the show in the first 5 seasons or so was nice, just a little slutty and poked fun at her daughter a lot. And then in the last few seasons she turned into a grumpy bitch - probably around the time Tony/Angela got together. It was a weird change of character.
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