Lee Fierro, who played Mrs. Kintner in 'Jaws' has died at age 91 due to the coronavirus.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 5, 2020
In 'Jaws,' Fierro played a mom whose son was killed by a shark.
In this famous scene, she slaps Chief Brody for not taking the threat of a shark seriously. https://t.co/uzmZrhnL3F pic.twitter.com/Qr7UDxMjsV
Fierro who starred in the original "Jaws" returned to the role in 1987′s “Jaws: The Revenge.” Fierro, who worked for decades with Island Theatre Workshop on the Massachusetts island ― where “Jaws” was shot ― resided at an assisted living facility in Ohio, where she died on Saturday, the Martha's Vineyard Times reported. Fierro was known in Martha’s Vineyard for teaching drama to more than 1,000 children, artistic director Kevin Ryan told the local newspaper. But she earned her place in cinema lore with one swipe of her hand. Local novelist Nicki Galland said Fierro was “tickled” by the recognition and recounted an anecdote Fierro told her about Spielberg’s directing.
“Lee, you’re not on Broadway, tone it down,” the famed filmmaker was said to have told Fierro.