I was in the movie 'Steel Magnolias' and Robert Harling based it on the experience of his sister, who had type 1 diabetes and died after having a babyOlympia Dukakis urges diabetes screening May 18, 2009
Seven out of 10 people are age 65 and have diabetes or pre-diabetes and less than 10 percent of older adults get screened -- this statistic is staggeringOlympia Dukakis urges diabetes screening May 18, 2009
Olympia Dukakis (born June 20, 1931) is an American actress.
Dukakis was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of Alexandra (née Christos) and Constantine S. Dukakis. Her parents were Greek immigrants to the United States, her father from Anatolia and her mother from the Peloponnese. She has a brother, Apollo, and is a cousin of Michael Dukakis, a former governor of Massachusetts and the Democratic nominee for president in 1988, for whom she was a delegate from New Jersey at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. She is an alumna of Arlington High School in Arlington, Massachusetts, and was educated at Boston University.
Dukakis has been married to actor Louis Zorich since 1962. They have three children.