Actress Kate Williamson has died at the age of 83.

She passed away on Friday (06Dec13) at her home in Encino, California. No more details were available as Wenn went to press.

Williamson's career in film and Tv spanned over 20 years, and included roles in Demi Moore's 1994 thriller Disclosure, and Tv shows 7th Heaven and Jag, but she is best known for playing Mrs. Rodgers in Ellen DeGeneres' 1990s sitcom Ellen.

She was married to late actor Al Ruscio, who appeared in two of The Godfather movies, and survived by four children, including actress Elizabeth Ruscio and Tv director Michael Ruscio.