Robert Downey Jr. Pens Heartfelt Tribute to His Late Mother Elsie

September 27, 2014 7:00 PM

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Robert Downey Jr. Pens Heartfelt Tribute to His Late Mother Elsie

Candid and beautiful. Robert Downey Jr. penned a heartfelt tribute to his late mother Elsie on his official Facebook page on Friday, Sept. 27. Elsie, daughter of an engineer and jewelry shop owner, died at the age of 80 on Monday, Sept. 22.

The Judge actor, 49, recalled how his father Robert proposed to his mother during a New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles game in the '60s. Elsie always dreamed of becoming a comedienne, but later struggled with alcoholism. She went to treatment and got sober in the '90s, and dealt afterwards with ...

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