Arrested Development’s Jessica Walter Dead at 80

Later on, Walter appeared in a number of films. For instance, she earned her first Golden Globe nomination for her role in the 1966 movie Grand Prix and secured a second nod for her performance in the 1971 picture Play Misty for Me. She also acted in The GroupSlums of Beverly HillsLilithThe Flamingo Kid and more.

In addition to starring in several movies, Walter appeared on many TV shows. She won an Emmy for her portrayal of the title character in Amy Prentiss and earned nominations for her roles in Trapper John, M.D. and The Streets of San Francisco. She also received a nod for her performance in Arrested Development, in which she played Lucille Bluth, and recently played Malory Archer in Archer. According to the Television Academy, Walter also guest-starred in more than 60 episodic television roles.

After news of her passing broke, several of her former co-stars took to social media to pay tribute. “She was a force, and her talent and timing were unmatched,” Tony Hale tweeted. “Rest In Peace Mama Bluth.”

Added Henry Winkler, “OH NO …We worked together for years on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT..It was an honor to watch her comedy explode from the very first row.”

In addition, David Cross called Walter a “brilliant actress” an “amazing talent,” noting “Lucille Bluth is one of TV’s greatest characters.”

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