The news was originally reported by Broadway World. A cause of death has not been disclosed.
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In addition to her 13 episodes of Sex and the City, Cohen — whose character served as both a nanny and a maternal figure to Cynthia Nixon’s Miranda — appeared in both the 2008 feature film follow-up, as well as the 2010 sequel.
Cohen also had a significant presence on Law & Order. She guest-starred on 12 episodes of the original series as Judge Elizabeth Mizener, and in myriad roles on Criminal Intent and Special Victims Unit.
Her career started in 1983 with a small part in the TV-movie Without a Trace. Additional TV credits included a recurring role on Showtime’s The Affair, on which she played Joan, grandmother to Ruth Wilson’s Alison Bailey. She also guest-starred on Blue Bloods, Chicago Med, Damages, Getting On, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Master of None, Nurse Jackie and NYPD Blue. She most recently appeared on the Jan. 5 episode of God Friended Me as Rose, the long-lost sister of an elderly Holocaust survivor.
On the big screen, Cohen played Mags in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. She also had supporting roles in The Cobbler, Eagle Eye, Munich and They Came Together.
Cohen is survived by her husband, Ronald Theodore Cohen; the two had been married since 1964.
Many people knew & loved Lynn Cohen as Miranda’s stalwart Polish nanny Magda. To me she was that & so much more — an involved citizen, a true friend & a great actress in so many different roles. Here’s one of my favorites: Lynn as Golda Meir in Munich.
I will miss her so much. pic.twitter.com/OQ6FVnng8I
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) February 17, 2020
— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) February 15, 2020
Lynn is someone I knew long before we were both lucky enough to work on Sex and the City.
You will be sorely missed, maestra. https://t.co/rUcJO4on4d
— Evan Handler (@EvanHandler) February 15, 2020
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