June Squibb

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June Squibb
June Squibb at Art Directors Guild 18th Award Show.jpg
Squibb at the 2014 Art Directors Guild
June Louise Squibb

(1929-11-06) November 6, 1929 (age 91)
Years active1948–present
Edward Sostek
(m. 1953; div. 1959)

Charles Kakatsakis
(m. 1959; died 1999)

June Louise Squibb (born November 6, 1929) is an American actress. She is best known for her role in the film Nebraska (2013), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, among other accolades.

Personal life[edit]

Squibb was born in Vandalia, Illinois. Her mother, JoyBelle, was a silent film pianist. Her father, Lewis, was an insurance agent.[1][2] Squibb married Edward Sostek, the marriage ended in divorce.[when?] She married Charles Kakatsakis (1959–1999), an acting teacher. They have a son, Harry, a filmmaker who made his short film Admissions. Squibb converted to Judaism in the 1950s and considers herself Jewish.[3][4] When asked about ageism in show business, Squibb has stated, "Well, it's like anything else. I always feel, rules are meant to be broken."[5]


Squibb worked in musical theatre at the St. Louis Muny, and trained at the Cleveland Play House and HB Studio. While at the Cleveland Play House, she starred in productions of Marseilles, The Play's the Thing, Goodbye, My Fancy, The Heiress, Detective Story, Antigone, Ladies in Retirement and Bloomer Girl. She played Dulcie in the 1958 Off-Broadway The Boyfriend and starred in the 1959 Off-Broadway revival of Lend an Ear.[6] She replaced Electra for her Broadway debut in the original production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Squibb appeared in The Happy Time, which opened in 1968 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical. In between these periods, she did modeling work for romance novels. She appeared in the 1995 Broadway for Sacrilege. In 2012, she played Stella Gordon in Dividing the Estate at the Dallas Theater Center and received standout reviews.[7] She played Old Josie in the 2018 Broadway of Waitress.[8] Squibb starred opposite Bruce Dern in Nebraska and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.[9][10] She was inducted into the Cleveland Play House Hall of Fame in 2015.[11] She starred in the Disney+ film Godmothered.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Alice Hilda [13]
1992 Scent of a Woman Mrs. Hunsaker
1993 The Age of Innocence Delores
1997 In & Out Cousin Gretchen
1998 Meet Joe Black Helen
2002 About Schmidt Helen Schmidt
2002 Far from Heaven Bessie
2004 Welcome to Mooseport Irma
2007 Dead Write Miss June Copperfiled
2008 Just Add Water Mother Mattie
2011 Atlas Shrugged: Part I Mrs. Ida Hastings
2011 The Perfect Family Mrs. Punch
2011 The Big Year Doris
2012 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez Irma
2012 Would You Rather Linda
2013 Nebraska Kate Grant
2015 I'll See You in My Dreams Georgina
2015 A Country Called Home Judy
2015 Love the Coopers Aunt Fishy
2016 Other People Ruth-Anne
2017 Table 19 Jo Flanagan
2017 Amanda & Jack Go Glamping Jude
2017 Father Figures Mrs. Agnes Hunt
2018 Summer '03 Dotty Winkle
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Jimmy's Grandma Bertha Voice
2019 Blow the Man Down Susie Gallagher
2019 Toy Story 4 Margaret the Store Owner Voice
2020 Palm Springs Nana Lena Schlieffen
2020 Hubie Halloween Mrs. Estelle Dubois [14]
2020 Soul Gerel Voice[15]
2020 Godmothered Agnes
2021 Palmer Vivian Palmer
2021 The Humans Momo Post-production
2021 Shoot the Rooster Mrs. Delores Johnson
Year Title Role Notes
1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special Sylvia the Landlady Episode: "The Day the Senior Class Got Married"
1995; 1999 Law & Order Sylvia Sherman / Eileen De Rose 2 episodes
2001 Ed Dr. Bernaman Episode: "Valentine's Day"
2003–2004 Judging Amy Louise Flowers 5 episodes
2003 ER Agnes Episode: "No Strings Attached"
2003 Just Shoot Me! Mrs. Nora Pebbles Episode: "Son of a Preacher Man"
2005 House Ramona Episode: "Love Hurts"
2005 The Bernie Mac Show Sister Rosetta Hamillton Episode: "Night of Terror"
2005 Two and a Half Men Margaret Episode: "Sleep Tight, Puddin' Pop"
2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm Mrs. Edie Cone Episode: "The End"
2005–2007 Ghost Whisperer Grandma Anne 6 episodes
2006 7th Heaven Ms. Bessie Rusnak Episode: "Love and Obsession"
2007 The Bill Engvall Show Edda 2 episodes
2007 A Stranger's Heart Aunt Cass Television film
2008 Cold Case Annette Hicks Episode: "Slipping"
2008 Shark Swarm Bess Wilder Television film
2008–2009 The Young and the Restless Pearl 19 episodes
2011 Eagleheart Esther Episode: "Once in a Wattle"
2012 Castle Jamie Isaacson Episode: "Once Upon a Crime"
2012 Mike & Molly Francine Episode: "The Rehearsal"
2013–2015 Getting On Varla Pounder 3 episodes
2013 The Millers Blanche Episode: "Carol's Parents Are Coming to Town"
2014 Girls Grandma Flo Episode: "Flo"
2014 Glee Maggie Banks Episode: "Old Dog, New Tricks"
2014 Devious Maids Velma Mudge 2 episodes
2015 The Jack and Triumph Show June Gregory 7 episodes
2015 7 Days in Hell Elizabeth II Television film
2015 Axe Cop June Esther (voice) Episode: "The Ultimate Mate"
2015 Wander Over Yonder Stella Starbella (voice) Episode: "The Loose Screw"
2015 Mom Dottie Episode: "Terrorists and Gingerbread"
2015 Code Black Dorothy Episode: "Buen Árbol"
2016 The Big Bang Theory Constance, Sheldon's 'Meemaw' Episode: "The Meemaw Materialization"
2016 Shameless Etta 7 episodes
2016 Modern Family Auntie Alice 2 episodes
2016 Dream Corp, LLC Nora Episode: "The Smoking Nun"
2016 Clarence Rosie Randell (voice) Episode: "Cloris"
2017 Bones Barbara Baker Episode: "The Final Chapter: The New Tricks in the Old Dogs"
2017 Grey's Anatomy Elsie Clatch Episode: "Til I Hear It From You"
2017 I'm Sorry Diane Episode: "Pilot"
2018 Living Biblically Mrs. Mary Jean Murphy Episode: "Pilot"
2018–19 Good Girls Marion Peterson 7 episodes
2019 The Good Doctor Ida Guelph Episode: "Trampoline"
2019 Room 104 Jean Episode: "Crossroads"
2020 Solar Opposites Ruth (voice) Episode: "The Unstable Grey Hole"
2020 Little Voice Mrs. Esther Finch 5 episodes
2020–present The Fungies! Granny Tullabett Grancie (voice) 11 episodes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dobbins, Amanda. "June Squibb on Girls, Mystery Novels, and Finally Taking a Vacation". vulture.com. Vox Media, LLC. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  2. ^ June Squibb: 5 Things You Don’t Know About the Nebraska Oscar Nominee - US Weekly
  3. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (February 18, 2014). "June Squibb's just deserts: A Hollywood vet's Oscar debut". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  4. ^ Alexander, Neta (February 28, 2014). "The Oscar Nominee Who Puts Some Joy Into Bleak America". Haaretz. Tel Aviv.
  5. ^ Bizio, Silvia (January 7, 2014). "June Squibb (Nebraska)".
  6. ^ Gaynor, Charles (September 30, 1959). "Theatre: Lend an Ear". The Village Voice. p. 12.
  7. ^ Hetrick, Adam (March 9, 2011). "June Squibb, Nance Williamson and Kurt Rhoads Will Be Dividing the Estate in Dallas". Playbill. Archived from the original on February 24, 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  8. ^ June Squibb Broadway Waitress Playbill.com accessed 11/27/2020
  9. ^ "The 86th Academy Awards: 2014". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  10. ^ Lupita Nyong'o winning Best Supporting Actress-Oscars on YouTube
  11. ^ "Hall of Fame". Cleveland Play House. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  13. ^ "June Squibb: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  14. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 22, 2019). "Adam Sandler Sets Next Netflix Comedy With All-Star Cast Including Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Maya Rudolph & Many More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  15. ^ Felperin, Leslie (October 11, 2020). "'Soul': Film Review | London 2020". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 11, 2020.

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