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Letoya Makhene’s grandmother turns 101

Letoya Makhene’s grandmother has lived for over a century. Taking to social media, the actress announced her gogo’s birthday and wished her well.

Letoya says her grandmother is 101-year-old and she speaks well.

The star shared lovely photos of the birthday celebrant and captioned them with, “My Queen has been blessed with #101 years. I’m so grateful that we still have you around, not only that, but that we can still have a solid conversation, that we can still come to you for advice and that you are still able to tell us stories about your life growing up as a child,” she wrote.

In other news – Actress Joanna Merlin dies aged 92

Law and Order star Joanna Merlin has died at the age of 92. The actress passed away in Los Angeles following complications of myelodysplastic syndrome, which is a bone marrow disorder.

The New York University Tisch Graduate Acting Program, where she was previously an acting teacher, announced her death on Instagram on Sunday and wrote: “We are saddened to share news about the passing of our beloved Joanna Merlin.” They continued: “Joanna was an actress, master Chekhov teacher, and former casting director for Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Bernardo Bertolucci, and James Ivory. Joanna will be deeply missed at Grad Acting, by the Chekhov community, and by the many people she touched through her artistry.” Read More

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