Helen Slayton-Hughes, whose sly humor enlivened statehouse forms on Parks and Recreation, is lifeless on the age of 92.
Her household confirmed her dying in a Fb publish on December eighth. “Helen handed away final evening,” the assertion learn. “Her ache has ended however her fierce spirit lives on. Thanks for the love and assist of her and her work.”
Born October thirtieth, 1930, Slayton-Hughes broke into Hollywood within the 1980 movie Mafia on the Bounty when she was 50 years outdated. She grew to become a sitcom staple with scene-stealing appearances in New Woman, Brooklyn 9-9, Arrested Improvement, Rutherford Falls, Contemporary Off the Boat, That’s So Raven, and Parenthood, plus extra dramatic components on The West Wing and True Blood, and she additionally booked such films as Good Night time, and Good Luck, Shoot the Moon, Loopy on the Exterior, Hersher, and Veronica Mars.
“I really like doing drama, however I”m all the time employed to do comedy,” her household remembered her saying.
From 2011 to 2015, Slayton-Hughes performed Ethel Beavers on 11 episodes of Parks and Recreation, the place she grew to become one of the beloved figures on the now-classic comedy. As Beavers administered to the insanity of the fourth ground, labored as a courtroom stenographer, provided short-notice marriage licenses, and saved up a surprisingly busy intercourse life, Slayton-Hughes delivered punchline after punchline with witheringly dry wit.
Take a look at a video tribute from her family members, in addition to a roundup of a few of her greatest moments on Parks and Recreation, beneath.