YouTube/Dan Griffin
YouTube/Dan Griffin

Jessica Walter Was a Doting Mom — Meet 'Arrested Development' Star's Only Child Brooke Bowman

Jené Liebenberg
Mar 26, 2021
07:10 A.M.
Share this pen

The "Arrested Development" star passed away in her sleep at 80-years-old, and her daughter is opening up about what kind of relationship she shared with her award-winning mother.


The late Jessica Walter was the mother to one child, Brooke Bowman. After the "Arrested Development" star passed away on March 24, 2021, Bowman spoke up about her mother, sharing a heartfelt tribute.

Walter passed away in her sleep, and her daughter confirmed her death in a statement. The actress will be remembered as an award-winning star featured in many shows and movies, but to her daughter, she was so much more.

Jessica Walter on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" | Getty Images

Jessica Walter on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" | Getty Images



Bowman shared that her mother had given over 60 years of her life to her acting career, which is reflected in the roles she played in movies such as Clint Eastwood's "Play Misty For Me" and "Trapper John M.D."

More than her contribution as an actor, Bowman also acknowledged her mother's lovely personality that will live on in the memory of those who knew her well. Walter's only daughter shared:

“[Her] legacy will live on through her body of work. [She] will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre.”



Walter's time as Lucille Bluth on the comedy "Arrested Development" will be one of the roles that she will be remembered for and forms part of her legacy that her daughter spoke of in her tribute.

Another Emmy nomination and two SAG nominations were added to her already long list of accolades thanks to her portrayal of the Bluth family matriarch on the Fox show that also made a turn on Netflix.



As Bowman emphasized, Walter's life on the other side of the camera was just as meaningful as the one she led, fulfilling various screen characters. The actress was married twice, her second marriage lasting until death separated the couple.

Walter will be laid to rest with a long list of accolades behind her name, including various Emmy nominations, wins, and a Golden Globe.

Walter was first married to Ross Bowman, who she met on the set of "Advise and Consent," and the two tied the knot in 1966. After divorcing 12 years later, Walter attempted marriage for the second time marrying Ron Leibman in 1982.



Up until actor Liebman died in 2019, he and Walter's were a lovely couple that made marriage work for them. The actor was a good stepfather to his wife's daughter and enjoyed life with Walter.

Upon first meeting and becoming romantically involved with one another, Walter and Liebman's mutual friends expressed some concerns about the two actors' compatibility. The couple made it work despite their friend describing them as:

"Two very dominant, very volatile personalities."


Walter will be laid to rest with a long list of accolades behind her name, including various Emmy nominations, wins, and a Golden Globe, which she won in 1967.

The studio that produced "Arrested Development" also released a statement in honor of the actress that portrayed their Lucille Bluth, reiterating what a wonderful actress and person she was and that she will be greatly missed.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Lisa Ann Walter Is a Mother of 4 Children Including Identical Twins - Meet Her Family

February 16, 2022

Susan Walters Wed 'Y&R' Co-star Linden Ashby after 3 Months — They Had 2 Kids in Their 36 Years Together

May 24, 2022

Sam Elliott's Only Daughter Had a Brief Popularity before She Slid Out of the Public Eye in Recent Years

February 24, 2022

Barbara Walters' Affair with Married Senator Almost Ruined Her Career after His Wife Found Out

May 12, 2022

Home Alone' Actress Catherine O'Hara Is a Mother of Two - Meet Her Sons

March 04, 2022

Joan Rivers Spoke With Her Husband the Day Before He Was Found Lifeless With Tapes for Wife & Daughter

February 11, 2022

Sissy Spacek & Jack Fisk Are Married for 48 Years Although They ‘Never Expected a Lifelong Relationship’

February 16, 2022

Chrissy Metz's Ex-husband Martyn Eaden Filed for Divorce in 2014 — Her Love Life Flourished after They Split

January 26, 2022

Who Is Tatiana Maslany, the New Star of Marvel's 'She-Hulk'?

May 18, 2022

Robin Williams Wanted His Children to Be Proud of Him — Meet His 3 Kids Who He Cherished

March 09, 2022

Jennifer Grey Was Married to Clark Gregg for 19 Years and Share a Child — She Cried When They Separated

February 06, 2022

Patty Duke’s 3 Sons Were ‘Berated’, ‘Ostracized’ & Made to Do ‘Humiliating Punishment’ by her

February 06, 2022

Meet Jean Smart’s 2 Kids with Husband of 34 Years Who Was Kissing Another Woman When They Met

January 30, 2022

Michael Landon's Wife of 19 Years Made Him Her 'God' — Their Divorce Was like Death to Her

March 10, 2022