Miss Fierroe's role in Jaws was memorable. She commented that she had played his mother so many years ago. Kirk Davis - Punta Gorda, FL - acquaintance April 07, 2020. Posted by Lee would later reprise her role as Mrs Kintner in Jaws The Revenge (1987). Posted by She can spotted briefly when Michael Brody returns to Amity after the death of his brother Sean and enters the Brody home where his mother Ellen (Lorraine Gary) can be seen waiting alone outside. May the God of comfort and peace strengthen you during this difficult time. Lee Fierro was an actress best known for her role as grieving mother Mrs. Kintner in "Jaws" and its sequel, "Jaws: The Revenge." Neighbor - PA - friend April 12, 2020. Lee Fierro, an actor best known for playing Mrs. Kintner in “Jaws,” has died of complications from coronavirus, according to The Martha’s Vineyard Times. Lee Fierro, an actor best known for playing Mrs. Kintner in “Jaws,” has died of complications from coronavirus, according to The Martha’s Vineyard Times. We are truly saddened by your loss. She was 91. Posted by Posted by We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this extremely difficult time. Our deepest condolences to the family. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here. Read Next: Leading U.K. A tiny role she had in JAWS but an extremely memorable one. Posted by There are plans for a memorial service in Martha’s Vineyard at a later date. A friend April 08, 2020, Posted by Lee Fierro Dies Of COVID-19: 'Jaws' Actress Was 91. For full obituary and coverage from … A small service, due to the social distancing rules in place during the coronavirus pandemic, is being planned by Fierro’s family in Ohio. The infamous ‘slap scene’ took a reported 17 takes (hence why Roy Scheider’s face is a little red already before he’s slapped). A friend April 20, 2020. Lee played the key supporting role of Mrs Kintner, mother to Alex Kintner the second victim of the great white shark that terrorised the residents and tourists of Amity Island. Thinking of you all; holding dear Lee and her family in my heart, as are Lee's many angels. To the family, friends and fans of Lee Fierro. My family and Lee's were friends when we all lived in rural Pennsylvania in the early 1960s. Lee Fierro reprised her role as Mrs Kintner in Jaws The Revenge (1987). So sad for the family. lindsey April 10, 2020, Posted by May her memory be a blessing. Good a ctress. May God be with you at this most difficult time. An unforgettable performance, deepest condolences to the Fierro family, so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from God, today, tomorrow, and always. They hadn't seen each other since the original movie shoot. She also reprises her role as the character in “Jaws: The Revenge” in 1987. A friend April 06, 2020. A resident of… Rest in peace. What a huge loss for her wonderful children and their families, not to mention the thousands of others of us who loved her, too- her former students, colleagues, friends & neighbors. A resident of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Fierro had been living at an assisted care facility in Ohio when she died. She was 91. May God promise in Isaiah 65:17 comfort you and help you during this difficult time. She was 91. Posted by She spent more than 25 years there as the artistic director, and she continued helping out well into her 80s. 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May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of mourning. Did you ever meet (or get slapped by) Lee? Ms Fierro was a resident of Marthas Vineyard during the production of Jaws and was the local drama teacher and amateur dramatics enthusiast. RIP, Posted by xox Anne Richardson Stevens, Gloucester MA, Posted by peace and comfort to you and may God be with the family. Fierro’s character was the mother to Alex Kintner (Jeffrey Voorhees), the second victim of the great white shark in “Jaws.” In the 1975 film, her son was attacked off the shore of Amity Island, and she walks up to police chief Brody (Roy Scheider) and slaps him in a memorable scene. It is truly heartbreaking. Alishia - SC April 08, 2020, Dear Cousin Winkie, I am so happy that my mother, Patty Richter, and my Aunt Fordy Van Winkle were able to catch up with you in New York about 5 years ago. We’d love to hear your stories. Ms Fierro was a resident of Marthas Vineyard during the production of Jaws and was the local drama teacher and amateur dramatics enthusiast. I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented woman, who will be remembered for her contribution to the film industry and theater. The owner of the restaurant ran out to meet her - none other than Jeffrey Voorhees, who had played her son. During the period after the filming of Jaws, Lee operated a children's theatre in Tisbury Martha's Vineyard with friend Mary Payne. The Daily Jaws: A Jaws Fanbase & Community. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Fierro moved to Ohio in 2017 to be closer to her family. Lee had to slap Roy a reported 17 times. Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME April 07, 2020. Lee continued to enjoy being a big part of the Jaws legacy long after her involvement in the movies ended, by attending Jaws fest and even accepting offers to slap the Jaws fans that asked - although she stopped this a few years ago. Posted by Lee Fierro was an actress best known for her role as grieving mother Mrs. Kintner in "Jaws" and its sequel, "Jaws: The Revenge." Lee was a well known force for acting and the performing arts for the citizens of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. A lovely person. Lee won her role as the grieving mother after answering a casting call in the local paper and then auditioning for Steven Spielberg and legendary casting guru Shari Rhodes. Several decades after the filming of Jaws, Lee walked into a seafood restaurant and noticed that the menu had an "Alex Kintner Sandwich". Lee Fierro on set with Roy Scheider. My condolences to the Fierro family. While shooting the Steven Spielberg movie in Martha’s Vineyard, Fierro was a drama teacher at the Island Theatre Workshop, where she mentored hundreds of aspiring actors. It is arguably the most important moment in the movie and is Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb’s favourite self-scripted scene in the movie. During the period after the filming of Jaws, Lee operated a children's theatre in Tisbury Martha's Vineyard with friend Mary Payne. JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC April 06, 2020. They have both since passed but they always spoke of you as one of their favorite cousins.Love,Peter (Andy) Richter, Posted by A friend April 07, 2020, Posted by The Daily Jaws and all Jaws fans around the world offer our sincere condolences to Lee’s family and friends. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. I always hated this scene because she went after the Sheriff when it was the Mayor’s fault the beaches weren’t closed. Jon Keller - Belmont, MA - friend April 06, 2020, My condolences to the family she was a. Losing someone we love never comes easy. In 2017, after living most of her life on Marthas Vineyard, Lee moved away to be closer to her family.
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