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Washington, March 9: Sheila MacRae, best known for playing Jackie Gleason's wife Alice Kramden in the 1960s version of 'The Honeymooners', has passed away at her home in Englewood, New Jersey. She was 92.
MacRae's daughter, actress Heather, said that her mum had a great life and was "quite a fascinating broad" almost like an Autie Mame character, Us Magazine reported.
Heather continued saying that her mum's death came suddenly and was the result of old age.
She added that the mum-of-four suffered from dementia, but was healthy otherwise.
MacRae had four children, Heather, William, Meredith and Robert, with former 'Oklahoma!' star hubby Gordon MacRae, out of which the latter two have died. (Ani) »
- Ketali Mehta
Sheila MacRae, who was best known as Jackie Gleason's wife Alice Kramden on the 1960s revival of The Honeymooners, died on Thursday. She was 92, according to the Los Angeles Times. The actress passed away at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. Her daughter, actress Heather MacRae said that her mother had undergone surgery a few weeks ago and was recovering well and without any complications up until this week. MacRae replaced Audrey Meadows as the highly entertaining housewife of Ralph, the amusing bus driver, from 1966-70 on The Jackie Gleason Show. Born Sheila Stephens in Middlesex County, England on Sept. 24, 10921, she immigrated with her family to the United States during WWII. They »
Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in films, yet it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver for which she is most remembered. MacRae, best known for playing Alice Kramden to Jackie Gleason's Ralph in the 1960s recreation of The Honeymooners, died Thursday. She was 92. The actress died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., MacRae's granddaughter Allison Mullavey told the Associated Press on Friday. In the 1950s version of The Honeymooners, Audrey Meadows starred with Gleason as the lovebirds and sparring partners Ralph and Alice. »
- Associated Press
Sheila MacRae has died at the age of 92, the Associated Press reports. The Broadway vet died at her home in Englewood, N.J. on Thursday, March. 6. "She had a great life, my mom, she really did. She was quite a broad," her daughter, actress Heather MacRae, told AP. "Fascinating, almost like an Autie Mame character." The film and TV actress' death came suddenly, and was the result of old age, Heather continued. She suffered from dementia, but was healthy otherwise. MacRae is best-known for starring with Jackie Gleason [...] »
Sheila MacRae Dies
MacRae passed away at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., according to Variety.
MacRae, who briefly had her own television show, also made TV appearances on I Love Lucy, General Hospital, The Love Boat and Murder, She Wrote. In addition to her acting work, MacRae proved herself to be a talented singer and dancer
In 1941, MacRae married Oklahoma! actor Gordon MacRae, with whom she had four children. Her daughter Meredith MacRae, who starred in Petticoat Junction, predeceased her in 2000 after a battle with brain cancer.
– Chelsea Regan
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Broadcasting veteran Ted Bergmann, who produced the first NFL and Grammy telecasts and was present to record the German surrender to the Allies for radio in 1945, has died. He was 93. Bergmann died March 2 following surgery at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. During the course of his 70-year broadcast career, Bergmann produced such shows as Three’s Company and its two spinoffs; The Arthur Godfrey Show; and Love Thy Neighbor, a 1973 ABC series about a black couple in a white neighborhood that was so controversial that Sears and Proctor & Gamble pulled their advertising. A Brooklyn native, Bergmann started his TV career as an NBC page. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army, soon earning the rank of captain and covering stories in the European theater for the NBC radio program Army Hour. On May 6, 1945, the 24-year-old Bergmann took a recording crew to a schoolhouse Reims, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Brad Garrett has been tapped as host of the Writers Guild Awards in Los Angeles. A three-time Emmy winner, Garrett is perhaps best known for his role as Robert Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond. Should be interesting as host, as his stand up routines can be a bit on the raunchy side. The awards are set for Saturday at the Jw Marriott L.A. Live in downtown L.A. From today’s release: “Writers have always been the backbone of our business, and I’m thrilled to be able to celebrate their big night – plus, I have two hours left to complete my community service,” said Garrett on hosting this year’s WGA show. “We’re absolutely thrilled that Brad will be our host. With Brad, you not only get one of television’s great comedic actors, but also a fearless stand-up comic, a truly hilarious observer, and a consummate professional, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Frank Marth, a veteran character actor whose career stretched from “Cavalcade of Stars” and “The Honeymooners” to “Hogan’s Heroes,” “M*A*S*H” and the miniseries “War and Remembrance,” has died at the age of 91, his wife Hope Holiday told TheWrap. Born in New York City, Marth began his acting career in the early days of television, when he was a regular on “The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse” and “Cavalcade of Stars.” Marth went on to appear in numerous episodes of Jackie Gleason’s “The Honeymooners” and “The Jackie Gleason Show.” In the 1950s he also appeared regularly on “The Phil Silvers Show, »
- Steve Pond
Frank Marth, a veteran character actor and member of Jackie Gleason's stock company on The Honeymooners, died Sunday of congestive heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease in Rancho Mirage, Calif., a family friend told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 91. Often cast as an authority figure, Marth appeared on scores of TV shows and in many films during his more than 50 years in show business. He played a detective in Madame X (1966) opposite Lana Turner, a police lieutenant working with Richard Widmark in Madigan (1968), an Air Force man in the Gregory Peck film Marooned (1969) and a Nazi
- Mike Barnes
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