Elsa Raven Wiki – Elsa Raven Biography
Elsa Raven was an American character actress, perhaps best known for her two years on the sitcom Amen and playing the mother of Vincent Terranova on the TV series Wiseguy.
She was best known for her appearances in Titanic and Back to the Futur. Raven was born on September 21, 1929, in Charleston, South Carolina. Her birth name was Elsa Rabinowitz.
She died on November 3 at her home in Los Angeles, her agent confirmed to Deadline. The character actress, whose cause of death has not yet been publicly revealed.
Raven was 91 years old.
She was the daughter of Louis and Rosalie Rabinowitz, Deadline reported, and first began acting on stage in New York City.
Raven is also known for her small but memorable role in Back to the Future (1985) as the clock tower lady with her phrase “Save the clock tower!” while gathering local donations to preserve the clock as-is, in opposition to Mayor Wilson’s initiative to replace the clock altogether. She played Ida Straus in the 1997 film Titanic along with Lew Palter, who played Isidor Straus and had a voice role in the 1981 animated film American Pop.
Her first film role was in The Honeymoon Killers in 1970, where she played the matron. Raven appeared in numerous films as a character actress, including as the realtor in The Amityville Horror, the landlady in In the Line of Fire, and as Gertrude Stein in The Moderns, as IMDB points out. Her final on-screen appearance came in 2011 when she appeared as Mrs. Harrison in Answers to Nothing.
She had many small television roles as well in well-known shows, such as playing “Mom” in the 1994 Seinfeld episode “The Mom and Pop Store.” She appeared in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1992 and on The A-Team in the early 1980s. Raven also had a recurring role in Days of Our Lives from 1994 to 1999, her IMDB profile shows.
Raven was also a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, according to Deadline.
Elsa Raven Dead
Elsa Raven, a character actress whose memorable turns were highlighted by her role as the “Save The Clock Tower” lady in the original Back to the Future, died Tuesday at home in Los Angeles. Her death was confirmed by her agent, David Shaul.
Survivors include 15 nieces and nephews. No memorial plans have been announced.