Rapping Granny From ‘The Wedding Singer’ Has Central New York Ties [VIDEO]
Ellen Albertini Dow, best known for playing the role of rapping granny in Adam Sandler's 1998 movie 'The Wedding Singer' passed away at the age of 101 on Monday. Did you know she had multiple degrees from Cornell University? Yes she lived in Ithaca N.Y. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University, she was also a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, graduating in 1935.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1913 in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. After finishing her degrees at Cornell she taught dance and drama for 30 years. She actually did a lot of work in the New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania area.
I remember her from the Golden Girls, Seinfeld, Just Shoot Me, Scrubs, My Name Is Earl and more. She was on the big screen in Wedding Crashers, Wedding Singer, Sister Act and that's the short list. She made us all laugh with her outrageous scene stealing lines.
I adore the rapping granny in The Wedding Singer. We fell in love with her awesome version of "Rapper's Delight". I'm sure you've watched that several times already today. I did find a little something you may not have watched.