Ellen Albertini Dow, 'The Wedding Singer' rapping grandmother, dies at 101

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'The Wedding Singer' Rapping Grandmother Ellen Albertini Dow, Dies at 101

Her screen career spanned nearly a half-century, but Ellen Albertini Dow was probably most famous for her scene-stealing rendition of "Rapper's Delight" in the 1998 comedy, "The Wedding Singer."

Dow, who lived to be 101 years old, died on Monday.

Deadline confirmed the news with her longtime agent, Juliet Green.

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Ellen Albertini Dow, 'The Wedding Singer' rapping grandmother, dies at 101
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 30: Ellen Albertini Dow is seen on October 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
372693 01: 1998 Ellen Albertini Dow stars as Rosie in New Line Cinema's comedy, 'The Wedding Singer.'
NEW YORK - JULY 15: Actress Traci Lords poses with actress Ellen Albertini Dow during an instore appearance to sign copies of her autobiography 'Traci Lords: Underneath It All' at Virgin Megastore Union Square July 15, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Ellen Albertini Dow during Wedding Crashers New York City Premiere - Inside Arrivals at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic)
NEW GIRL: Guest stars Nick Kroll (C) and Ellen Albertini Dow in the 'Chicago' episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
Jan 27, 2006; Burbank, CA, USA; Actor ELLEN ALBERTINI DOW attends the Hollywood Collectors Show at the Burbank Airport Hilton & Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Weiner/ZUMA Press. (©) Copyright 2006 by Scott Weiner

While she was a 'delight' in Adam Sandler's romantic comedy about a wedding performer, Dow had an expansive film and TV career that included roles on "The Twilight Zone," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "The Wonder Girls," and "The Golden Girls." She also appeared alongside Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act and as Disco Dottie in 54.

Dow followed The Wedding Singer with another scene-stealing appearance as the obscene Mary Clearly, grandmother to Claire (Rachel McAdams) who outs her grandson (Keir O'Donnell).

The actress most recently voiced a character on Family Guy and was last seen on screen in New Girl.

Dow was born November 16, 1913 in Mount Carmel, Pa. before eventually moving to New York to pursue an acting career.

Watch her version of the Sugarhill Gang classic below:

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