‘King of Queens’ Actress Norma Michaels Dead at 95

Norma Michaels has passed away.

According to her obituary posted in The Desert Sun, the actress — known for her role as Josephine on “The King of Queens” — died peacefully at her home Saturday, Jan. 11, in Palm Springs, California. She was 95.

The screen star was born and raised in Los Angeles, and has appeared on programs such as “Modern Family,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Gilmore Girls” and “Malcolm in the Middle.”

Michaels also starred in the 2015 film “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” playing the mother of Sally Field’s character.

Aside from acting, Norma also worked as a successful counselor.

She is survived by her longtime manager and friend Jasper Cole, his husband Dennis Turrone, and several cousins.

Per the obituary, Michaels’ loved ones are asking for donations to be made to animal rescues in lieu of flowers.

According to her spokesperson via People, memorial services are planned for March.

She will be missed.


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