Zora Crane, (Patti LuPone) a Greek woman, is Walt Crane's wife, and Martin's sister-in-law, and the one responsible for Walt and Martin's estrangement. Savagely domineering, she is notable for having violent outbursts. According to family lore, when the Nazis invaded Greece, the five-year-old Zora joined the partisans and strangled at least a few German occupiers with her jumpropes.