Fans of Arrested Development and Archer will undoubtedly be saddened to learn that Jessica Walter, who played Lucille Bluth and Mallory Archer, respectively in AD and Archer, died late Wednesday night at the age of 80. Her death was initially reported yesterday in the early afternoon but not confirmed until later in the day.
The New York Times published an in memoriam that can be found here. Jessica Walter’s career spanned six decades and included fantastically underrated movies such as Play Misty For Me as well as the first ever film to receive a PG-13 rating, The Flamingo Kid. As someone who has seen both of those movies, I can tell you Play Misty For Me is fantastic and The Flamingo Kid is…well, it’s the first movie to ever receive a PG-13 rating and it’s all downhill from there.
But in all seriousness, Jessica Walter was a talented woman who was just as comfortable playing dramatic as well as comedic parts. She was especially spectacular playing Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development, and I thought I would share the video below of some of her best moments. May she rest in peace.