Known arsenic “The Love Goddess” and “Aphrodite of the Accordion” to her fans, comedian Judy Tenuta died Thursday astatine property 72.
The wide-ranging comedian died successful her location successful Studio City, California, aft a conflict with signifier 4 ovarian cancer, publicist Roger Neal told the Associated Press.
“She was a precise funny, astonishing performer,” said Neal, sharing that it was ever a “happy clip to beryllium astir her.”
Neal said portion Tenuta claimed her birthdate arsenic Nov. 7, 1965, she was truly calved successful 1949.
“She was aged schoolhouse truthful she would ne'er archer her existent age, but present that she’s gone we tin archer her existent age.”
The two-time Grammy nominee toured with George Carlin arsenic her vocation took disconnected successful the 1980s. The comic recovered her dependable connected stages specified arsenic the Comedy Store successful Los Angeles, Laff Stop successful Houston and Caroline’s successful New York City.
In 1987, Tenuta garnered attraction with “On Location: Women of the Night,” a HBO peculiar she starred successful alongside Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone and Rita Rudner.
The pursuing year, Tenuta was named champion pistillate drama nine performer other antheral victor Jerry Seinfeld successful the “American Comedy Awards” TV special.
A Chicago native, Tenuta grew up successful the suburb of Maywood, alongside six brothers.