Lee Fierro Wiki – Lee Fierro Biography
Lee Fierro born Elizabeth Lee Fierro is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Mrs. Kintner in “Jaws” (1975). She reprised her role as Mrs. Kintner in Jaws The Revenge (1987). According to Lee Fierro IMDB biography, she is known for Jaws (1975), Jaws: The Revenge (1987) and The Mistover Tale (2016).
Lee Fierro Age
Lee Fierro was born on February 13, 1929, in the United States. She died in April 2020. She was 91 years old.
Lee Fierro Early Life
Lee Fierro’s biography goes on to say that in 1950, Fierro and her husband moved to Moylan, Pennsylvania. The couple raised their four children in the state while Fierro worked as a drama teacher. The bio says that Fierro moved with her husband to Martha’s Vineyard in the “late 1960s.”
Lee Fierro Husband, Children
Fierro was married as ber her bio in the Theatre Workshop. In 1950, Fierro and her husband moved to Moylan, Pennsylvania. The couple raised their five children in the state while Fierro worked as a drama teacher. The bio says that Fierro moved with her husband to Martha’s Vineyard in 1969.
Lee Fierro Career
Several decades after the filming of Jaws (1975), Lee Fierro, who plays Mrs. Kintner, walked into a seafood restaurant and noticed that the menu had an “Alex Kintner Sandwich”. She commented that she had played his mother so many years ago. The owner of the restaurant ran out to meet her – none other than Jeffrey Voorhees, who had played her son. They hadn’t seen each other since the original movie shoot.
Lee Fierro Jaws
Fierro played the mother of Alex Kintner in the iconic Stephen Spielberg directed, “Jaws.” Alex Kintner was the shark’s second victim in the film. The movie was shot in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where the then-45-year-old actress lived with her family. In her most memorable scene, Fierro slapped Chief Martin Brody, played by Roy Scheider, across the face following the death of her son.
It took 17 takes to get the slapping scene right. Schieder is quoted in “Roy Schieder: A Film Biography,” as saying of the scene, “The actress had no idea how to hit someone in the movies. Every time she slapped me, she really slapped me and it hurt like hell. She had no control. A couple of times I wanted to strangle her, but it was very effective.” Fierro is quoted in the same book saying, “It took 17 takes and he stood there and let me do it. I heard later he had to go to a chiropractor.”
Lee Fierro Net Worth
Lee’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million (approx).
Lee Fierro Death
Lee Fierro died in April 2020 at the age of 91 from complications of COVID-19. Her death was confirmed in a post on the “Jaws” blog, The Daily Jaws.
The Daily Jaws post said, “The Daily Jaws was sad to learn of the passing of Jaws actress Lee Fierro today [April 5, 2020]. She was 91.” The post continued, “The Daily Jaws and all Jaws fans around the world offer our sincere condolences to Lee’s family and friends.”
Lee Fierro Cause of Death
Lee Fierro’s cause of death was complications of COVID-19.