Dow was best known for her role as Rose, the “Rapper’s Delight”-reciting octogenarian in 1998’s The Wedding Singer.
“I think [Sandler and director Frank Coraci] thought it would take days and nights to get it,” Dow told the NY Daily News in 2005. “As soon as I started to move to it, it just came naturally. I still sing it all the time - it’s happy and it makes me feel good.”
First appearing on screen at the age of 72, Dow continued acting well into her late 90s, playing a guest role on New Girl in 2013.
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