Olympia Dukakis: The Lioness of Lowell

The clenched fists of actress, Olympia Dukakis

It’s been just over a year since the death of Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis. Her surname is well-known to her fellow Bostonians. Her cousin Michael was the governor of Massachusetts for a time, as well as the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee. Dukakis is a brand name in the Bay State.

I was fortunate enough to spend a few hours with Olympia one lazy Saturday morning, now more than ten…

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Anne Gardner

Anne Gardner

Writer. Minister. Adventurer. When I grow up, I want to be the next Nancy Drew, or George Plimpton, or Lisa Ling, or Anne Lamott, well you get the idea.