The great Katherine Helmond of “Who’s the Boss” and “Soap” fame has died at age 89
She may be best known for her hilarious role of Mona on Who’s the Boss but to me, Katherine Helmond will always be the deliciously funny Jessica Tate on Soap.
Jessica was put on trial for murdering her tennis coach/lover and the episodes in court are among the funniest I’d ever seen on television up until that time. In this pre-VCR era, I used my tape recorder to make audio recordings of some of the episodes and my hysterical laughter can be heard in the recordings.
God speed to this gifted actress.
Here is EW.com’s story on her passing with tributes from her former co-stars.