Ellen Albertini Dow
Ellen Albertini Dow, Omega Chi-Cornell, a stage, television and movie actress, is best known as the "Rappin' Granny" Rosie in The Wedding Singer (1998). A veteran of NYC's Yiddish theater and a former drama teacher in Los Angeles, Dow has been playing feisty old women since she resumed her acting career in the mid-1980s with a chilling turn as a mass murderer on an episode of The Twilight Zone. She has played numerous roles in TV shows (e.g., Family Matters, The Golden Girls, Murphy Brown, Seinfeld) and films Tough Guys (1986); Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Sister Act (1992), How toDeal (2003), and many others. She was selected as an Awe-Inspiring Woman over 50 by Kappa Delta in 2007.