Jaws Actress Dies of Coronavirus at 91

Lee Fierro, best known for playing Mrs. Kintner in Jaws, has died of complications from coronavirus, at the age of 91.


Fierro’s character was the mother to Alex Kintner (Jeffrey Voorhees), the second victim of the great white shark in Jaws. In the 1975 film, her son was attacked off the shore of Amity Island, and she walks up to police chief Brody (Roy Scheider) and slaps him in a memorable scene.

She also reprises her role as the character in Jaws: The Revenge in 1987.


While shooting the Steven Spielberg movie in Martha’s Vineyard, Fierro was a drama teacher at the Island Theatre Workshop, where she mentored hundreds of aspiring actors. She spent more than 25 years there as the artistic director, and she continued helping out well into her 80s.


Fierro moved to Ohio in 2017 to be closer to her family.

Fierro had been living at an assisted care facility in Ohio when she died.

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