Award-winning actress Jessica Walter has died in her sleep at her home in New York City, on Wednesday.
The death of Walter, who was known for her role in the television series “Arrested Development,” was confirmed by her daughter in a statement, CNN reports.
Born in New York City, Walter aged 80 until her death, was a force on both stage and screen.
In reaction to the development, Brooke Bowman in a statement said:
“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica,” her daughter,”
“A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off. While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre.”
On her career, Walter would be remembered for, her roles in films. “Grand Prix” and the Clint Eastwood directorial debut “Play Misty for Me” to several Broadway productions, including “Photo Finish,” which won her the Clarence Derwent Awards in 1963 for Outstanding Debut Broadway Performance .
Walter also did well for herself to win awards. She won an Emmy in 1975 for her starring role in the NBC series “Amy Prentiss,” a drama about a young San Francisco police detective whose career catapults quickly. The show was a spinoff of the then very popular series, “Ironside.”
She was also featured in numerous television series which gave her Emmy nominations: “Trapper John M..D.” and “Streets of San Francisco.”