Judy Tenuta, Comedian Known as ‘Aphrodite of the Accordion,’ Dies at 72

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Judy Tenuta, the gleefully astringent comic whose infernally clever characters earned her the monikers “The Love Goddess” and “Aphrodite of the Accordion,” died Thursday, her publicist said.

Tenuta had been battling stage 4 ovarian cancer. She was 72.

Her age was initially erroneously reported in some outlets as 65, with publicist Roger Neal telling the Associated Press that that had been by Tenuta’s “old school” design. “She would never tell her real age,” he explained, “but now that she’s gone, we can tell her real age.”

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