Ellen Albertini Dow

About Ellen Albertini Dow

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack
Birth Day: November 26, 1913
Birth Place:  Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Alma mater: Cornell University (class of 1935)
Occupation: Actress, acting coach
Years active: 1985–2013
Spouse(s): Eugene Dow, Jr. (m. 1951 - d. 2004)
Website: www.ellenalbertinidow.com

Ellen Albertini Dow

Ellen Albertini Dow was born on November 26, 1913 in  Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States, is Actress, Soundtrack. The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau, and Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She was an acting coach before she made her debut film appearance in American Drive-In (1985), and later became memorable as the rapping grandmother in The Wedding Singer (1998), "Disco Dottie" in 54 (1998) and the homophobic grandmother in Wedding Crashers (2005).
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As per our current Database, Ellen Albertini Dow has been died on May 4, 2015(2015-05-04) (aged 101)\nLos Angeles, California, U.S..

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When Ellen Albertini Dow die, Ellen Albertini Dow was 101 years old.

Popular As Ellen Albertini Dow
Occupation Actress
Age 101 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 26, 1913 ( Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States)
Birthday November 26
Town/City  Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality United States

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Ellen Albertini Dow’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

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Ellen Albertini Dow was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

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Albertini was born on November 26, 1913, in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, the seventh and youngest child of Italian immigrant parents, Ellen and Oliver, from South Tyrol. Oliver was a car dealership owner. She studied dance and piano at age five and would later move to New York, where she studied and worked with renowned Dancers and choreographer's Hanya Holm and Martha Graham.


Dow earned a B.A. and M.A. in theatre from Cornell University, where she became a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, graduating in 1935. Dow studied acting with Michael Shurtleff and Uta Hagen, and worked with mimes Marcel Marceau and Jacques Lecoq in Paris.


Dow married Eugene Dow, Jr. on June 27, 1951. Ellen described herself as an avid hat collector. Eugene died on October 11, 2004. They had no children.


Dow died on May 4, 2015, at the age of 101 due to pneumonia.

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