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  • Hester Crane
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  • Hester Crane is Frasier Crane's mother, a research scientist. She dies sometime between November 22, 1984 and September 16, 1993. No cause of death is ever given, although it is hinted in Frasier to be breast cancer. In 1993, long after Hester had died Martin Crane reveals to Frasier that his mother had an affair with Dan Lawlor, a longtime friend of the family, but Martin pleaded with Frasier to not hate her for it. In the same series, Martin reminds his sons that while their mother had expensive and elegant tastes, she had enough class to not be a snob about it. Quotes
  • Hester is the deceased wife of Martin Crane, the mother of Frasier Crane and Niles Crane and the paternal grandmother of Frederick and David Crane. Like her two sons, Hester was a psychiatrist. She met Martin over the outline of a body, as she was called by the Seattle Police Department to create a profile for a murder suspect.
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  • "Diane Meets Mom"
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  • Martin Crane , Frasier Crane , Niles Crane , Frederick Crane , Lilith Sternin , Maris Crane , Daphne Moon , David Crane
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  • 3
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  • Hester Crane
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  • Don Juan in Hell: Part 2
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  • Diane Meets Mom
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  • 1987
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  • Seattle
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  • Psychiatrist
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  • *Daphne Moon
  • *David Crane
  • *Frasier Crane
  • *Frederick Crane
  • *Martin Crane
  • *Nikos Crane
  • *Niles Crane
  • *Walt Crane
  • *Lilith Sternin
  • *Maris Crane
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  • Hester Rose Palmer
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  • Hester is the deceased wife of Martin Crane, the mother of Frasier Crane and Niles Crane and the paternal grandmother of Frederick and David Crane. Like her two sons, Hester was a psychiatrist. She met Martin over the outline of a body, as she was called by the Seattle Police Department to create a profile for a murder suspect. Martin mentions that she commemorated the occasion of their anniversary by baking gingerbread men shaped like the outline (Frasier and Niles thought they were dancing). She had an affair when her children were young, one summer at the lake. Though it was tough on their marriage, they were able to get past it and ultimately spend 40 years together before she died of lung cancer. Hester named her sons after two lab rats she observed while pregnant with Frasier. Although her exact cause of death was never stated, a flashback Martin has implied she died from lung cancer. A younger version of her appeared on Frasier, when Frasier briefly dates a woman who bears a striking resemblance to her, and later in a dream sequence.
  • Hester Crane is Frasier Crane's mother, a research scientist. She dies sometime between November 22, 1984 and September 16, 1993. No cause of death is ever given, although it is hinted in Frasier to be breast cancer. She was not particularly fond of Diane Chambers, threatening to kill her with a loaded gun if she did not stop seeing Frasier. Later in the spin-off series Frasier (TV series), Hester appears in her son's subconscious and makes snide remarks towards the apparitions of Diane, Lilith Sternin, and Nanette Guzman, neither of which she was fond of. From this it can be assumed that she had met Lilith at least once before passing on as she called her the "Icicle" in reference to her cold personality. In 1993, long after Hester had died Martin Crane reveals to Frasier that his mother had an affair with Dan Lawlor, a longtime friend of the family, but Martin pleaded with Frasier to not hate her for it. In the same series, Martin reminds his sons that while their mother had expensive and elegant tastes, she had enough class to not be a snob about it. Played by Nancy Marchand in Cheers and Rita Wilson in Frasier. Quotes (To Diane) "Listen, and listen carefully. Stop seeing my son, or, as God is my witness, i'll kill you."
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