Carol Ann Susi

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Carol Ann Susi
Born (1952-02-02)February 2, 1952
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.[1]
Died November 11, 2014(2014-11-11) (aged 62)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[2]
Cause of death Cancer
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1974–2014

Carol Ann Susi (February 2, 1952 – November 11, 2014) was an American actress. She was known for providing the voice of recurring unseen character Mrs. Wolowitz on the television series The Big Bang Theory.[3][4][5]


Susi made her first screen appearance in Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Other television and film credits included: Coyote Ugly, Just Go with It, Becker, Grey's Anatomy, That '70s Show, Out of Practice, Cats & Dogs, Just Shoot Me, Married... with Children, The King of Queens, Death Becomes Her, Seinfeld, The Secret of My Success, My Blue Heaven, and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.[6] She also had extensive experience in live theatre[7][8] and voiced a character on the video game installment of CSI: NY.

Personal life[edit]

Susi was born in Brooklyn[1] of Italian descent.[9] She studied acting at HB Studio in New York City before moving to Los Angeles in the 1970s.[1]

Susi died of cancer on November 11, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, at age 62.[2][10]


  1. ^ a b c Hughes, Jason (November 11, 2014). "Carol Ann Susi, ‘Big Bang Theory's’ Mrs. Wolowitz, Dead at 62". The Wrap. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Big Bang Theory actress dies at 62". The Globe and Mail. November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Morris, Joan (March 14, 2009). "Who's the Voice of 'Big Bang' Mother?". Contra Costa Times. p. 2A. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ Salem, Rob (January 24, 2009). "Nerd herd doing a bang-up job". Toronto Star. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ Owen, Rob (March 16, 2012). "TV Q&A with Rob Owen". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ Robinson, Johnny (September 27, 1974). "Radio and TV plus Video Versions". Lewiston Evening Journal. p. 21. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ Drake, Sylvie (September 16, 1988). "'Ladies' Room' Lives Up to Expectations of Racy Domain". Los Angeles Times. p. C6. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ Collins, Scott (December 19, 1995). "Ollstein's 'Pot Roast' Is Rich in Flavor". Los Angeles Times. p. F8. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 11, 2014). "Carol Ann Susi, ‘Big Bang Theory’s Mrs. Wolowitz, Dead". Deadline. Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  10. ^ Swift, Andy (November 11, 2014). "Carol Ann Susi, Voice Behind Big Bang Theory's Mrs. Wolowitz, Dead at 62". TV Line. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 

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