Katherine Helmond, Scene Stealer in Soap and Who's the Boss?, Dead at 89

Katherine Helmond, Scene Stealer in Soap and Who's the Boss?, Dead at 89
Katherine Helmond, best known for her Emmy-nominated turns on Soap and Who’s the Boss?, died Feb. 23 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according to her talent agency, Apa. She was 89.

Though Helmond got her start on television in the early 1970s, with one-off appearances on series such as Gunsmoke, The Bob Newhart Show and The Six Million Dollar Man, her first major TV role was that of lovable ditz Jessica Tate on ABC’s sitcom Soap. Throughout her four-season run on the show, Helmond earned four Primetime Emmy nominations and, in 1981, won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in
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