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Elsa Raven (born Elsa Rabinowitz; September 21, 1929) is an American character actress, perhaps best known for her two years (1988–1990) on the sitcom Amen and playing the mother of Vincent Terranova (Ken Wahl) on the TV series Wiseguy.[1]

Elsa Raven
Elsa Rabinowitz

(1929-09-21) September 21, 1929 (age 89)
Years active1961–2011

She played Ida Straus in the 1997 film Titanic along Lew Palter, who played Isidor Straus,[2] and had a voice role in the 1981 animated film American Pop.[3]


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  1. ^ "Elsa Raven". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Heyer, Paul (2012). Titanic Century: Media, Myth, and the Making of a Cultural Icon. ABC-CLIO. p. 158. ISBN 9780313398155.
  3. ^ Canby, Vincent (February 13, 1981). "'American Pop' Grown-Up Animation". The New York Times. Retrieved August 16, 2011.

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