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Ellen Albertini Dow, 'Wedding Singer's' rapping granny, dies at 101
Ellen Albertini Dow, 'Wedding Singer's' rapping granny, dies at 101

Ellen Albertini Dow could bust a rhyme with the best of them, but her life and Hollywood career were far richer than a single rap song. Dubbed the rapping granny, the longtime actress delighted audiences in the 1998 Adam Sandler film “The Wedding Singer” when she broke out “Rapper’s Delight.” Her performance of the tune was also featured on the film’s soundtrack. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times that year, Dow said she'd never heard of the song before learning it for the film. “I just sang it and put some movement to it,” she said. Dow died Monday in her Woodland Hills home, her manager Juliet Green confirmed. She was 101. ...

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