June Squibb

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June Squibb
June Squibb Cannes 2013.jpg
June Louise Squibb

(1929-11-06) November 6, 1929 (age 90)
Years active1948–present
Edward Sostek
(m. 1953; div. 1959)

Charles Kakatsakis
(m. 1959; div. 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 and raised in Vandalia, Illinois, the only child of JoyBelle (née Force; 1905–1996) and Lewis Squibb (1905–1996).[citation needed]

Squibb married Edward Sostek, but they divorced. She later 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.[1][2] 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."[3]


Squibb began working in musical theatre at the St. Louis Muny, and trained at the Cleveland Play House, and at the HB Studio. While at the Cleveland Play House, she performed in productions of Marseilles, The Play's the Thing, Goodbye, My Fancy, The Heiress, Detective Story, Antigone, Ladies in Retirement and Bloomer Girl. In 1958, she played Dulcie in The Boyfriend Off-Broadway. In 1959, she starred in an Off-Broadway revival of Lend an Ear with Elizabeth Allen.[4] She made her Broadway debut in the original production of Gypsy starring Ethel Merman, taking over the role of stripper Electra in 1960. 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 and appeared in commercials. In 1995, she appeared in the play Sacrilege on Broadway, which starred Ellen Burstyn. Squibb played many roles in national tours, regional theatre, summer stock and off-Broadway. In 2012, she played Stella Gordon in Dividing the Estate at the Dallas Theater Center in which she received standout reviews.[5] She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Alexander Payne's film Nebraska.[6] In 2015, she was inducted into the Cleveland Play House Hall of Fame.[7] Squibb will appear in the Disney+ film Godmothered.[8]


June Squibb film work
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Alice Hilda [9]
1992 Scent of a Woman Mrs. Hunsaker [9]
1993 The Age of Innocence Mingott Maid [9]
1997 In & Out Cousin Gretchen [9]
1998 Meet Joe Black Helen [9]
2002 About Schmidt Helen Schmidt [9]
2002 Far from Heaven Elderly Woman [9]
2004 Welcome to Mooseport Irma [9]
2007 Dead Write Miss Copperfiled
2008 Just Add Water Mother
2011 Atlas Shrugged: Part I Mrs. Hastings
2011 The Perfect Family Mrs. Punch
2011 The Big Year Old Lady
2012 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez Irma
2012 Would You Rather Linda
2013 Nebraska Kate Grant [9]
2015 I'll See You in My Dreams Georgina
2015 A Country Called Home Judy
2015 Love the Coopers Aunt Fishy [9]
2016 Other People Ruth-Anne
2017 Table 19 Jo Flanagan
2017 Amanda & Jack Go Glamping Jude
2017 Father Figures Mrs. Hunt
2018 Summer '03 Dotty Winkle
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet Jimmy's Grandma Voice
2019 Blow the Man Down Susie Gallagher
2019 Toy Story 4 Margaret the Store Owner Voice
2020 Palm Springs Nana Schlieffen
TBA Hubie Halloween Post-production[10]
The Humans Momo Post-production
Palmer Vivian Palmer Post-production
Godmothered Agnes Filming
June Squibb television work
Year Title Role Notes
1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special Landlady Episode: "The Day the Senior Class Got Married"
1995; 1999 Law & Order Sylvia Sherman / Eileen De Rose 2 episodes
2001 Ed Organist Episode: "Valentine's Day"
2003–2004 Judging Amy Louise Flowers 5 episodes[9]
2003 ER Social Security Daughter Episode: "No Strings Attached"
2003 Just Shoot Me! Mrs. Pebbles Episode: "Son of a Preacher Man"[9]
2005 House Ramona Episode: "Love Hurts"[9]
2005 The Bernie Mac Show Nun Episode: "Night of Terror"[9]
2005 Two and a Half Men Margaret Episode: "Sleep Tight, Puddin' Pop"[9]
2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm Mrs. Cone Episode: "The End"
2005–2007 Ghost Whisperer Grandma 6 episodes
2006 7th Heaven Ms. Rusnak Episode: "Love and Obsession"
2007 The Bill Engvall Show Edda 2 episodes[9]
2007 A Stranger's Heart Aunt Cass Television film[9]
2008 Cold Case Annette Hicks Episode: "Slipping"[9]
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"[9]
2013–2015 Getting On Varla Pounder 3 episodes[9]
2013 The Millers Blanche Episode: "Carol's Parents Are Coming to Town"[9]
2014 Girls Grandma Flo Episode: "Flo"[9]
2014 Glee Maggie Banks Episode: "Old Dog, New Tricks"
2014 Devious Maids Velma Mudge 2 episodes[9]
2015 The Jack and Triumph Show June Gregory 7 episodes[9]
2015 7 Days in Hell Elizabeth II Television film
2015 Axe Cop Tutukaka Female (voice) Episode: "The Ultimate Mate"
2015 Wander Over Yonder Stella Starbella (voice) Episode: "The Loose Screw"
2015 Mom Dottie Episode: "Terrorists and Gingerbread"[9]
2015 Code Black Dorothy Episode: "Buen Árbol"[9]
2016 The Big Bang Theory Constance, Sheldon's 'Meemaw' Episode: "The Meemaw Materialization"[9]
2016 Shameless Etta 7 episodes
2016 Modern Family Auntie Alice 2 episodes[9]
2016 Dream Corp, LLC Patient 54 Episode: "The Smoking Nun"
2016 Clarence Rosie (voice) Episode: "Cloris"
2017 Bones Barbara Baker Episode: "The Final Chapter: The New Tricks in the Old Dogs"[9]
2017 Grey's Anatomy Elsie Clatch Episode: "Til I Hear It From You"[9]
2017 I'm Sorry Diane Episode: "Pilot"
2018 Living Biblically Mrs. Murphy Episode: "Pilot"
2018–2019 Good Girls Marion 4 episodes
2019 The Good Doctor Ida Guelph Episode: "Trampoline"[9]
2019 Room 104 Jean Episode: "Crossroads"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Alexander, Neta (February 28, 2014). "The Oscar Nominee Who Puts Some Joy Into Bleak America". Haaretz. Tel Aviv.
  3. ^ Bizio, Silvia (January 7, 2014). "June Squibb (Nebraska)".
  4. ^ Gaynor, Charles (September 30, 1959). "Theatre: Lend an Ear". The Village Voice. p. 12.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "The 86th Academy Awards: 2014". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame". Cleveland Play House. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae "June Squibb: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  10. ^ 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.

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