Now, I probably didn't go gaga over it the way so many did. I've always been a character person: you can take any greatly-designed character and plunk him or her down in damn near any situation, and I'm inclined to watch it. And while the four leads of this particular sitcom certainly had the strength to carry their respective weight, I just so damn loved the secondary characters ... such as George Constanza's mom and pop. Their manic, on-again-off-again intensity made for some comic delight, and I do so love characters nearly always screaming their lines at one another. It's just sheer genius when done well.
Estelle Harris certainly carried her own on the show.
As an actress, she leaves behind a legacy of over one hundred different screen roles, and quite a few of them in her later years were reserved for voiceover work in animation. She even found a bit of silver screen glory in the guise of Mrs. Potato Head aboard the Walt Disney / Pixar world of Toy Story, for which a whole new generation of fans got to know her talent, insuring that her work will definitely live on for awhile longer.
Plus, any person big or small who gets to play in the world of Star Trek deserves a bit of extra love, don't you think?
Prayers go out to her legion of fans around the world; and well wishes to her dearest family and friends. May she rest in peace.