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Elsa Raven (1929–2020), “Back to the Future” actress

by Linnea Crowther

Elsa Raven was an actress known for roles including a brief but memorable one in “Back to the Future” when she begged people to “Save the clock tower!”

Acting career

Raven had notable TV roles including housekeeper Inga on “Amen” and as Carlotta on “Wiseguy.” She made appearances on other TV shows, such as “The A-Team,” “General Hospital,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Seinfeld,” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Raven played Ida Straus in the hit movie “Titanic,” and she was featured in Celine Dion’s video for the movie’s theme song, “My Heart Will Go On.” Her other films include “The Amityville Horror,” “American Pop,” and “In the Line of Fire.”

Tributes to Elsa Raven

Full obituary: Deadline

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