Erica Yohn
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Erica Yohn
Erica Yohn
Adella Erica Fishman

(1928-10-01)October 1, 1928
DiedJanuary 27, 2019(2019-01-27) (aged 90)
Known forAn American Tail series
Lars Speyer (1950-19; divorced)
Tom Rosqui (August 18, 1963 - April 12, 1991; his death)

Erica Yohn (October 1, 1928 - January 27, 2019) was an American stage and television actress.

Yohn had many bit parts in film and television, such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and television shows, such as Rhoda, ER, Murphy Brown, and Picket Fences. She voiced Mama Mousekewitz in An American Tail and its first two sequels.

From 1971 to 1972, she was a member of the Broadway cast of Lenny, playing various roles, including Sadie Kitchenberg alias Sally Marr, the mother of Lenny Bruce, directed by Tom O'Horgan.[1] She also appeared on Broadway in the original play That Summer - That Fall (1967), an English-language revival of Federico García Lorca's play Yerma (1966-67), the musical Cabaret (1966-69), and revivals of such classics as The Alchemist (1966) and The Country Wife (1965-66).[2]

Personal life and death

Born Adella (later known as "Adele") Erica Fishman, the younger child of Jacob and Sonia Fishman, Yohn was married at least two times; she had an elder brother, Marcus. She had one son, Yohn Rosqui, from her final marriage, to fellow actor Tom Rosqui in 1963.[3][4]

Erica Yohn died on January 27, 2019, aged 90, at her North Hollywood, California home after a sudden illness. Yohn Rosqui announced his mother's death on Facebook.[5][better source needed][6][7]

Partial filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1974 The Godfather Part II Governess
1975 The Dream Makers Helen
1981 S.O.B. Agnes - Costume Designer
1983 Star 80 Interviewer
1985 Roadhouse 66 Thelma
Pee-wee's Big Adventure Madam Ruby
Night Court Madam Loretta Episode: The Gypsy
1986 An American Tail Mama Mousekewitz voice
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Selma segment "Murray in Videoland"
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Mama Mousekewitz voice
1993 Jack the Bear Mother-in-Law
1994 Corrina, Corrina Grandma Eva
1998 An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Mama Mousekewitz voice


  1. ^ Erica Yohn, in "Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: May 26", Playbill, May 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Erica Yohn - Broadway Cast & Staff". Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Tom Rosqui Biography". Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Ancestry Library Edition".
  5. ^ Notice of death of Erica Yohn,; accessed January 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "Boot Hill: RIP Erica Yohn". 29 January 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Erica Yohn". Retrieved 2019.

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