Frances Sternhagen dead at 93: Sex And The City actress and two-time Tony Award winner passes away from natural causes

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  • The seasoned character passed distant peacefully of earthy causes successful New Rochelle, New York according to her family. 
  • Her loved ones released a connection connected Wednesday which read: 'We proceed to beryllium inspired by her emotion and life' 
  • Sternhagen was astir celebrated for her domiciled arsenic Charlotte York's insufferable mother-in-law Bunny MacDougal successful Sex and nan City from 2000-2002

By Justin Enriquez For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:31 EST, 29 November 2023 | Updated: 14:55 EST, 29 November 2023

Sex And The City character Frances Sternhagen has died astatine 93.

The seasoned character passed distant peacefully of earthy causes successful New Rochelle, New York according to her family.

Her loved ones released a connection connected Wednesday which read: 'We proceed to beryllium inspired by her emotion and life.'

Sternhagen was astir celebrated for her domiciled arsenic Charlotte York's insufferable mother-in-law Bunny MacDougal successful Sex and nan City from 2000-2002.

Sex And The City character Frances Sternhagen has died astatine 93; she is seen successful New York backmost successful March 2002

Sternhagen was astir celebrated for her domiciled arsenic Charlotte York's insufferable mother-in-law Bunny MacDougal successful Sex and nan City from 2000-2002 - seen near to correct Sternhagen, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kristin Davis

Playing nan mother to Kristin Davis' characteristic connected nan highly-popular was not her only signature matriarch domiciled arsenic she besides portrayed nan overbearing Esther Clavin - who was nan mom of John Ratzenberger's Boston postman characteristic Cliff Clavin (pictured) - connected classical sitcom Cheers

Playing nan mother to Kristin Davis' characteristic connected nan highly-popular was not her only signature matriarch domiciled arsenic she besides portrayed nan overbearing Esther Clavin - who was nan mom of John Ratzenberger's Boston postman characteristic Cliff Clavin - connected classical sitcom Cheers.

The talented thespian had received Emmy nominations for some roles. 

The acting fable besides earned 2 Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress (Dramatic) successful 1974 for nan original Broadway accumulation of Neil Simon's The Good Doctor and successful 1995 for nan revival of The Heiress. 

She had been nominated for awards which admit excellence connected Broadway 5 much times including being portion of nan casts of Equus (1975), On Golden Pond (1979), The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window (1972), Angel (1978),  and nan 2002 revival of Paul Osborn's Morning's astatine Seven.

She decidedly had a knack for playing  eccentric characters who had an overbearing often no-nonsense attitude.

Sternhagen antecedently told the Los Angeles Times successful 2002: 'I must opportunity it’s nosy to play these snobby older ladies. It’s ever much nosy to beryllium obnoxious.

'I person known women for illustration that, and I tin imitate them, I guess.'

Her profession spanned 63 years from 1951 to 2014 arsenic she first began to enactment connected shape connected nan East Coast. 

She decidedly had a knack for playing eccentric characters who had an overbearing often no-nonsense attitude; she is pictured successful Sex And The City

The acting fable besides earned 2 Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress (Dramatic) successful 1974 for nan original Broadway accumulation of Neil Simon's The Good Doctor and successful 1995 for nan revival of The Heiress.; she is pictured successful New York backmost successful July 2009

Her profession spanned 63 years from 1951 to 2014 arsenic she first began to enactment connected shape connected nan East Coast; she is pictured pinch Kyra Sedwick successful play 2 of The Closer successful 2006

The talented prima made her movie debut successful 1967 pinch Up The Down Staircase which starred Oscar-winners Sandy Dennis and Eileen Heckart, on pinch Patrick Bedford and Jean Stapleton.