Judy Lange.. Artie's mommy. She married a guy who was a borderline crook (he hid money for the mob, stole a ladder, etc.). Her husband fell off the stolen ladder and became a quadrapelegic (sp?). Her husband dies. Her son becomes a John, gambler, alcoholic, junkie. Her son tries to kill himself twice. Her daughter isn't married. No grandkids. Judy's only joy comes from cooking for her tubby son. Be happy Judy.