Estelle Reiner Dead at 94

'I’ll have what she’s having,' clan matriarch said after famous When Harry Met Sally scene
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2008 1:22 PM CDT

Estelle Reiner, wife of actor Carl Reiner and mother to actor/director Rob Reiner, died Saturday at her home in Beverly Hills at 94, the New York Times reports. Estelle is perhaps best known for her cameo in Rob’s 1989 film When Harry Met Sally, where, following Meg Ryan’s faked orgasm at a deli, said: “I’ll have what she’s having.”

The line is 33rd on the American Film Institute’s list of top 100 movie quotes, a top spot that excited Rob: “I look at it and I see Clark Gable and Marlon Brando. And there’s Estelle Reiner!” The Reiner family was also the inspiration for the fictional family Carl created in The Dick Van Dyke Show, which, yes, means "my mother was Mary Tyler Moore," said Rob.
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