See Jerry Seinfeld Pay Touching Tribute To His Television Mom Liz Sheridan

By Dan Lawrence | 4 weeks ago

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Sitcom casts form one of the strongest bonds across all of film and television. One of the greatest sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld, lost one of its own with actress Liz Sheridan’s passing. Jerry Seinfeld has led tributes to the actress with a heartfelt message, as Deadline reports. 

Liz Sheridan was born on April 10th, 1929 in Rye, New York. The actress was best known for her role as Seinfeld’s mother Helen, in the beloved sitcom Seinfeld. Naturally, following Sheridan’s death on Friday at the age of 93, it was her on-screen son Jerry Seinfeld who led affections toward the actress. Seinfeld took to Twitter, writing; “Liz was always the sweetest, nicest TV mom a son could wish for. Every time she came on our show it was the coziest feeling for me. So lucky to have known her.” You can see the Tweet in full, where Seinfeld married the caption with a photo of himself and Sheridan below.

Prior to sharing the screen with Jerry Seinfeld, Liz Sheridan had already built up an extensive acting CV across television. The actress appeared in episodes across countless shows on American television. Her first acting credit came courtesy of Kojak. Following this, Sheridan appeared in the likes of MoonlightingThe A-Team Remington Steele. A recurring role in the NBC sitcom ALF as Raquel Ochmonek preceded Seinfeld. Sheridan would appear in over 30 episodes of ALF throughout the show’s run between 1986 and 1990. 

However, it is of course Liz Sheridan’s portrayal of Helen Seinfeld in the sitcom Seinfeld that will cement her legacy in the history of television. Sheridan appeared in over twenty episodes of the show and was famous for her character’s adoration of her son, played by the aforementioned Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld’s mother Helen was oft quoted as saying “How could anyone not like you?” The famous phrase was used in the Seinfeld Twitter account’s tribute to the late star (see below).

Jerry Seinfeld’s sitcom co-star Jason Alexander, known for playing George Costanza in the show and whose own on-screen Seinfeld mother, Estelle Harris passed away a few weeks ago, also took to Twitter to mark Liz Sheridan’s passing. Jason Alexander saves posting an image, marking his tribute to Sheridan in words in his Tweet (see below).

Joining both Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander in Twitter tributes was none other than Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Hamill, oft-seen using Twitter as a tool to voice his opinion and generally engage with fans, paid his respects to Liz Sheridan, reposting Jerry Seinfeld’s photo tribute & writing in a succinct fashion, coupling three short sentences with a horde of emojis.

Seinfeld hit television screens for the first time in the summer of 1989 and would eventually succeed Cheers in NBC’s primetime slot of 9 pm in 1993. From 1995 onwards Seinfeld reigned supreme, ranking in the top two primetime shows until its season finale. The show made superstars out of its cast such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and will ensure that Liz Sheridan will live long in the memory following her tragic passing. As Jerry Seinfeld quite rightly said, he was lucky to have known her and fans were equally lucky that she graced our screens in such a memorable way.