‘Jaws’ actress, Lee Fierro, dies of Coronavirus
Lee Fierro, an actor known for playing Mrs. Kintner in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ has died from complications due to the Coronavirus.
According to The Martha’s Vineyard Times, she died at the age of 91. Fierro lived in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts and had been living at an assisted care facility in Ohio when she died.
Fierro’s character in the shark thriller was mother to Alex Kintner, the second victim of the great white shark in ‘Jaws’. In the movie, her son was attacked off the shore of Amity Island, and she walks up to police chief Brody and slaps him in an iconic scene. She also reprises her role in the sequel in 1987.
Fierro was a drama teacher at the Island Theater Workshop while Steven Spielberg was filming in Martha’s Vineyard. She mentored hundreds of thousands of aspiring actors. She worked more than 25 years there as the artistic director and continued helping in her 80s.