Sad news coming out of Hollywood today, actress Carol Ann Susi has died, she was 62. Susi was known of late for providing the voice for the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz on the popular ‘Big Bang Theory’ TV show. Susi died shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas confirmed to the AP. Susi was heard every week on the’ Big Bang Theory’ when she played the mother of Howard, a character on the show played by actor Simon Helberg. Her voice was extremely recognizable, as she said her lines in a very loud brash voice peppered with a thick Brooklyn accident. The actress died in Los Angeles, earlier today. Actors and others that knew the actress are taking to social media and expressing their sadness and condolences.
Fellow actor Misty Lee said this on twitter ” One afternoon while Carol Ann and I we’re truckin’ it up a steep hill to a bookstore, she looked at me tired and said, Whew the last time I trudged up this hill I was on heels and Quaaludes.” Mayim Bialik one of the stars of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ also weighed in on Susi’s death. Bialik said “Beloved Carol Ann Susi passed away yes. The voice of Mrs. Wolowitz oh Carol Ann, she was a friend and castmate, and will be missed, rough day.” Ms. Susi was born in Brooklyn and was of Italian decent. She studied acting at HB studio in New York, hoping to hone her craft. She was a serious student, trying to fulfill a life long dream to become an actress.
She moved to Los Angeles from New York City in the 1970’s, because she felt that she would get more acting roles. She has had roles since she made the move. She was a very respected character actor. She had credited appearances in the following TV shows.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, My Blue Heaven, The Secret of My Success, Sienfeld with Jerry Sienfeld. She also appeared in, Death Becomes Her, The King of Queens, Married With Children, Just Shoot Me, Cats & Dogs, Out of Practice, That’s 70’s Show, Grey’s Anatomy, Becker, Just Go With It. She also had a long career in theater. She provided a voice for a character on the Video game of the CSI TV show.
The producers CBS and Warner Bros Television produces the hit TV show issued a statement; The Big Bang Theory family has lost a beloved member today, Carol Ann Susi, who hilariously and memorably voiced the role of Mrs. Wolowitz character and became a bit of a mystery throughout the show’s eight seasons. What was not a mystery however was Carol Ann’s immense talent and comedic timing, which which were on display during each unforgettable appearance. In addition to her talent, Carol Ann was a constant source of joy and kindness to all. Our thoughts and deepest condolences to her family during this time and we will miss her greatly.” Susi died in Los Angeles and is survived by Michael Susi, her brother.