'Goodfellas' actor Suzanne Shepherd passes away at 89
She died early on Friday morning in her New York City flat, her representative confirmed to the US media outlet Variety.
Shepherd, who was born on October 31, 1934, made her screen debut opposite Julia Roberts in the 1988 romantic comedy "Mystic Pizza." She later acted in films like "Working Girl," "Uncle Buck," and "Second Sight" before contributing to Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas."
Shepherd not only acted but also directed in theatres all over the United States and spent more than 40 years coaching actors at her own New York studio. Variety reports that the upcoming documentary "A Gift of Fire" will follow her career as an acting instructor.
She is survived by her daughter Kate Shepherd, son-in-law Miles McManus and granddaughter Isabelle Shepherd.