If you’re a fan of hit CBS comedy ‘The Big Bang Theory’ you’ll definitely know the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz – we say the voice because she has always remained unseen on the show.
The woman behind that voice is Carol Ann Susi and unfortunately she has passed away, aged 62, after battling with cancer according to Warner Bros. Television.
Susi was born in Brooklyn and studied acting in New York before moving onto Los Angeles in the 70s where she would go on to feature on a number of shows.
The actress appeared in shows such as ‘Seinfeld’, ‘Cheers’, ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’, ‘Just Shoot Me’ and most recently ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
Her character in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ was most notably just the voice of Mrs Wolowitz – the mother of quirky scientist Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) who is often teased throughout the show for living at home with his mother – that is until he’s married and leaves the nest.
Susi had numerous funny moments during her time as Mrs Wolowitz and it’s a voice that would send shivers down your spine when you heard it – but you always knew who it was despite never actually seeing a face.
Warner Bros. Television, CBS and “Big Bang Theory” exec producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro and Bill Prady released a statement following the news of her passing.
It read: “‘The Big Bang Theory’ family has lost a beloved member today with the passing of Carol Ann Susi, who hilariously and memorably voiced the role of Mrs. Wolowitz.”
“Unseen by viewers, the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of a mystery throughout the show’s eight seasons.” it continues.
“What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann’s immense talent and comedic timing, which were on display during each unforgettable appearance,”
The actress is survived by her brother Michael Susi and will be missed by many. Our thoughts here at Unreality TV go out to her family, friends and colleagues down at CBS.
Check out a clip below of the brief moment we saw Mrs Wolowitz as she races around the kitchen cooking for Howard’s friend Raj (Kunal Nayyar) in an effort to stop him from leaving.