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Estelle Harris Husband, Kids, Young, Net Worth, Seinfeld

Veteran actress Estelle Harris has died on 2 April 2022. The news was confirmed by her son Glen. Learn, who she left behind after her death. Was she married at the time of her death? How many kids and grandkids did she have?

We answer it below so keep on scrolling to learn more about her.

Did Estelle Harris Leave Behind A Husband?

No, Estelle Harris’s husband Seymour “Sy” Harris had passed away on 11 January 2021. He was 96 at the time and may have passed away from a natural cause.

Estelle married her husband in 1952. She moved from Pennsylvania because of her unhappy childhood and married in Brooklyn, and began raising her family. Like many actors, she had struggled to find the balance between her career and her family life. But, she was always positive about her work experiences and open about her private life.

“I don’t think I’d have married if I was a young woman now,” she told The Spokesman-Review. “I did it to get away from home”

She added further, “I wanted that, so I talked myself into being in love.” But, she loved her husband and stayed married to him until his death a year before. They were married for 68 years.

In her Tribune profile, Estelle said she had complained to Larry David, the co-creator of “Seinfeld,” about her character’s constant yelling, but experience proved him right: “The more I yell, the more they laugh,” she said.

Estelle admitted that her personal life prepared her for the part. “I yell at my husband, but he doesn’t mind,” she said. “He’s grateful for the attention.”

Seymour was born on 19 April 1924. He was a Brooklyn native and also dabbled a few gigs as an actor. Some of his notable works were Night Stand (1995) and Destiny, West! (1960).

Sy was due to join her a day or two later in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she was scheduled for a week’s work as a European mother in “Downhill Willie,” a skiing comedy starring Kevin Coogan.

Estelle Harris Kids

Estelle Harris shared three children with her late husband Seymour “Sy” Harris.

  • Taryn Harris

Her daughter is Taryn Harris. Born in November 1962, Estelle Harris is 59 years old.

After the death of her mother, she went on her Facebook and announced, “Sadly my beloved mother Estelle Harris passed away tonight. Our family and the world have lost a woman who was larger than life. She has made millions of people laugh on Seinfeld, TV, movies, screens, and stages big and small.”

Taryn added, “To me (Hooch – AKA Taryn) she was my mother, garage sale connoisseur, collector of amazing art & antiques, dog lover, great cook that spiced up our lives with good food and “spicy” language. She is reunited now with my beloved father (SY) who died last year. I will miss you mother to “Infinity and beyond.”

Talking about her job, she worked as a police officer at Port Washington Police District NY from January 1987 to September 1992. From December 2011 to March 2020, she ran EcoDogNYC as president and owner. You can find her at (@hooch.harris).

  • Glenn Harris

Born in July 1960, Glenn R Harris is 61 years old. Glen is living in Joshua Tree, California. In the first meeting of all members of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council 2021, he was sworn as the new secretary. Glen confirmed his mother’s death with a statement saying, “It is with the greatest remorse and sadness to announce that Estelle Harris has passed on this evening at 6:25 p.m.”

“Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy, and love were practically unrivaled, and she will be missed by all those who knew her,” he continued.

  • Eric Harris

Eric Harris is 66 years old as of 2022. He is believed to be living in North Bellmore, New York.

Estelle Harris Grandchildren

Furthermore, Estelle Harris had three grandsons—Josh, Alex, and Jake. Living in Austin, Texas, Alex is 32 (born June 1989), and Jakob age 27 (born 1995) is living in Springfield, Pennsylvania. And, Joshua age 35 (May 1986) is living in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Estelle Harris Young

Estelle’s daughter has shared one picture of her when she is relatively young.

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Seinfeld‘s Estelle Harris when she was young with her husband on their wedding day (Pic: Taryn Harris FB)

How Much Was Estelle Harri’s Net Worth?

Estelle Harris had a net worth above $1.5 million.

She had earned fame as George Costanza’s shriek of a mother on the hit sitcom “Seinfeld”. This particular role made her a household name. When she had her family she had kept he career on hold. Once her children were grown, she began to work in community theater. Her acting career was launched from an amateur production of “Come Back, Little Sheba” on Long Island.

When Estelle debuted in 1992, she understood at once that Mrs. Constanza’s response to her son George’s sexual self-indulgence was a brilliant sarcasm that didn’t need her vocal amplification.

“Too bad you can’t do that for a living. You’d be very successful at it,” Mrs. Constanza quipped at George, the perennial, hapless failure.

However, Estelle was on and off on the show and her greatest desire was to be a regular on a TV series. “People think I’m a regular on ‘Seinfeld’ but I’m not,” she stresses, pointing out that she’s appeared on only three episodes this past season.

Some of the other notable works include Fanboy & Chum Chum, Promoted, Greetings from Home, Futurama, Retired at 35, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Brad Paisley: Online, Dave the Barbarian, and many more.

Estelle Harris Family

Estelle Harris (nee Nussbaum) was born on April 22, 1928. Her Polish-Jewish parents owned a candy store. She grew up in Pennsylvania. She had shared that she lived an unhappy childhood and moved to Brooklyn to get away from her family. There is no further information on her family members.

Estelle found an outlet for her antisemitic taunts in her small community through theater performances. Her father, who “spoke the King’s English,” insisted on her taking elocution classes from an early age.

Related FAQs

  • Where Was Estelle Harris Born?

Estelle Harris was born in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan. But, she was raised in Tarentum, Pennsylvania where her parents moved to help relatives run a general store and to provide Estelle with a gentler setting for her childhood. She recalled with The Spokesman-Review that it was the view of the mountains in Pennsylvania that gave her hope and comfort as a child.

  • Was Estelle Harris On Instagram And Twitter?

No, Estelle Harris was not on Instagram and Twitter. She was featured on her daughter’s Facebook.

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