Elmarie Wendel Dies: ‘3rd Rock From The Sun’ Actress Was 78

Angelo Anderson
July 23, 2018

According to reports, Elmarie Wendel, who portrayed Mrs. Mamie Dubceck on 3rd Rock From The Sun, passed away at the age of 89.

Her daughter J.C. Wendel is also an actress.

Her cause of death is not yet known.

The actress' daughter J.C. announced the sad news via her public Instagram page, paying tribute to her mother with a throwback photo in view of her 268 followers.

The accompanying image saw the cast of 3rd Rock From The Sun celebrating their 100th episode of the show.

In LA, she landed the role of Mrs. Dubcek, the Solomon family's landlady, NBC's hit sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun.


When she left New York City for Los Angeles, she made a successful transition into film and television, finally landing a role as Mrs. Dubcek on 3rd Rock From The Sun, which aired for five years before its cancelation in 2001.

Fellow 3rd Rock actor Jim Beaver posted a tribute to Wendel on his Twitter page: "I've just heard from her daughter JC that my friend and colleague from 3rd ROCK FROM THE SUN, Elmarie Wendel, has died. She was raucous, funny, endearing, and terribly, terribly sweet", Beaver wrote.

Although Wendel found stardom in '90s, she had been acting since 1961.

Elmarie's last TV role was Ruthie in an episode of TV Land's The Exes alongside former 3rd Rock co-star Kristen Johnston. In 2015, she lent her voice to the popular videogame Fallout 4.

Elmarie came from humble beginnings, having been born in Iowa before traveling across the country with her musical parents and performing at various local concert halls.

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