Actress campaigned for cousin Michael Dukakis when he ran for president against George HW Bush in 1988
She plugged him in her Oscars acceptance speech, shouting “OK, Michael, let’s go” as she concluded her remarks and held up her statuette.
Michael Dukakis ended up losing the election to George HW Bush, but both she and her cousin remained active in politics.
Cher has paid tribute to Dukakis, tweeteing: “Olympia Dukakis Was an Amazing, Academy Award Winning Actress.
“Olympia Played My Mom In Moonstruck,& Even Though Her Part was That Of a Suffering Wife, We [laughed] ALL The Time.
“She Would Tell Me How MUCH She Loved Louis,Her”Handsome Talented,Husband”.
“I Talked To Her 3Wks Ago. Rip Dear One.”
Olympia Dukakis is survived by the daughter and two sons she had with Zorich, who died in 2018.