Ellen Albertini Dow Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 29 May, 2019
Facts of Ellen Albertini Dow
Name Ellen Albertini Dow
Birth Name Ellen Rose Albertini
Father Oliver Albertini
Mother Ellen Albertini
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress, Acting Coach
Net Worth $2 million
Eye Color Gray
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Famous for The Wedding Singer (1998), performing "Rapper's Delight"
Married Yes
Married to Eugene Dow, Jr. (m. 1951 - d. 2004)
Education Cornell University
Movies American Drive-In, Wedding Crashers,She Wants Me
TV Show The Twilight Zone, Star Trek: The Next Generation
Siblings 6
Died May 4, 2015 (aged 101)
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Ellen Albertini Dow was an American film, television actress and drama coach. She became famous for her role as the rapping grandmother Rosie in The Wedding Singer (1998), performing "Rapper's Delight." Also, the talented actor was best known to small screen audiences for her guest appearances on sitcoms including The Golden Girls

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Ellen Albertini Dow

Ellen Albertini Dow was born Ellen Rose Albertini on November 15, 1913, in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, the U.S under the birth sign Scorpio. She was of American nationality. 

She was born to parents Oliver Albertini (father) and Ellen Albertini (mother). She grew up along with her six siblings. 

Ellen earned B.A. and M.A. in theatre from Cornell University, where she became a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, graduating in 1935.

Ellen Albertini Dow's Professional Career

In 1985, Albertini debuted in the big screen with American Drive-In. Later, she appeared in many popular television shows including The Golden Girls, Family Matters, and Seinfeld. In 2013, she played in an episode of the Fox sitcom New Girl.

Albertini also performed some comedy roles and directed stage productions. Also, she worked alongside mimes Marcel Marceau and Jacques Lecoq in Paris before moving to California to teach acting at Los Angeles City College.

Albertini also worked in several television projects that include Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Golden Girls, Designing Women, Newhart, Will & Grace, Hannah Montana, Just Shoot Me, among others.

Ellen Albertini Dow's Personal Life 

The American actress was a married woman. Ellen was married to Eugene Dow, Jr. They got married on June 27, 1951, and they exchanged their vows in front of their family and friends.

The happy couple's beautiful conjugal life ended on October 11, 2004, when her husband Eugene Dow, Jr. died. The couple had no children.

Over a decade after her husband's death, Ellen Albertini Dow died on May 4, 2015, at the age of 101 years. The cause of her death was revealed to be pneumonia.

As a matter of fact, actress Ellen Albertini Dow was only 4 ft. 11 inches tall which makes her one of the shortest actresses in the industry.

Ellen Albertini Dow's Net Worth

Actress Ellen Albertini Dow died in 2015. Before her death, she possessed a handsome net worth of around $2 million. Ellen amassed this net worth from her career as an actress and drama coach.

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