Jessica Walter, ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Archer’ star, dies at 80

She was 80.

“It is with a heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my beloved mom Jessica,” her child, Brooke Bowman, stated in a declaration. “A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off. While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre.”

Born in New York City City, Walter was a force on both phase and screen.

Her functions included whatever from the movies “Grand Prix” and the Clint Eastwood directorial launching “Play Misty for Me” to a number of Broadway productions, consisting of “Photo Finish,” which won her the Clarence Derwent Awards in 1963 for Impressive Launching Broadway Efficiency .

Walter won an Emmy in 1975 for her starring function in the NBC series “Amy Prentiss,” a drama about a young San Francisco authorities investigator whose profession catapults rapidly. The program was a spinoff of the then incredibly popular series, “Ironside.”

She appeared in various other tv series throughout the years, consisting of “Trapper John M..D.” and “Streets of San Francisco,” which made her Emmy elections.

However it was her current turn as Lucille Bluth on the cult timeless series “Arrested Development” and as the voice of Malory Archer on the animated series “Archer” that broadened Walter’s fan base and made her more award elections.

Homages to Walter gathered Thursday on social networks.

“This is so incredibly sad. I loved Jessica so much,” director Paul Feig tweeted. “She was so funny and marched to the tune of her own drummer. A true original whom I had the honor of working with several times. So much love to you, Jessica. Rest In Peace.”
David Cross, who costarred with her on “Arrested Development,” tweeted that Walter was “an absolutely brilliant actress and amazing talent.”

“I consider myself privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her,” he composed. “Lucille Bluth is one of TV’s greatest characters.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.