‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Star Michael Constantine Dies during 94

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Emmy-winning actor and star in “My Big Fat Wedding,” Michael Constantine, has upheld divided during 94. According to Legacy, he died from healthy causes on Aug. 31, 2021, in his Reading, Pennsylvania, home.

Julia Buchwald, his agent, reliable his passing.

He was innate on May 22, 1927, in Reading. His name during birth was Constantine Joanides. His Greek relatives were Theoharis Ioannides and Andromache Fotuadou. His father was a steelworker.

On Apr 21, 1955, he done his Broadway entrance in a strike play “Inherit a Wind.” After 806 performances, a play sealed a fate on Jun 22, 1957.

After that, he achieved during a Ambassador Theatre in “Compulsion.” In this play, he played 3 parts: Dr. Ball, Jonathan Wilk, a invulnerability attorney, and Al, a speakeasy owner.

ConstantineHis initial film opening was in a 1959 film “The Last Mile.” He can also be seen on TV teleplays “Armstrong Circle Theatre,” “Play of a Week,” and “The Untouchables.” In addition, Constantine can be seen in a films “The Hustler,” a film chronicle of Woody Allen’s “Don’t Drink a Water,” and “If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.”

In “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” he played a father — Gus Portokalos — who incited to Windex to heal all “from psoriasis to poison ivy.”

On Oct. 5, 1953, he married his initial wife, Julianna McCarthy. They had dual children, Thea Eileen and Brendan Neil, before their divorce in Jul 1972. He married his second wife, Kathleen Patricia Christopherson, in Sep 1974. They were divorced on Aug 15, 1980.

He is survived by his children, family, and friends. May he rest in peace.

Written by Sheena Robertson

Sources:

Legacy: Michael Constantine (1927–2021), “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” dad; by Linnea Crowther
IMDb: Michael Constantine; by Jon C. Hopwood
The New York Times: Michael Constantine, Father in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ Dies during 94; by Margalit Fox

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