Quantcast

'Honeymooners' star Sheila MacRae dies - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC. News, Weather and Sports for SE Texas

'Honeymooners' star Sheila MacRae dies

Posted:

From Chris Kokenes

Actress Sheila MacRae, who portrayed Alice Kramden in a 1960s revival of "The Honeymoooners," has died. She was 92.

MacRae played the iconic character on a Honeymooners segment that ran from 1966 to 1970 on "The Jackie Gleason Show."

She often referred to herself as "the last Mrs. Kramden," her daughter, Heather MacRae, told CNN.

MacRae also portrayed Miss Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls" on Broadway in 1965, in addition to TV roles in shows like "I Love Lucy," "General Hospital" and "Murder, She Wrote," according to the Internet Movie Database.

MacRae was born outside London and immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1939. She attended the American Academy of Arts in New York City.

She died Thursday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey, where she had lived since 2009, Heather MacRae said.

Off stage and screen, famed New York restaurants Sardi's and 21 were her favorite places, and she also loved watching late night host David Letterman and New York Yankee Derek Jeter, her daughter said.

She is survived by two children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Her 26-year marriage to actor Gordon MacRae ended in divorce in 1967.

The-CNN-Wire

™ & © 2014 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

Newsroom: (409) 838-1212
Front Desk: (409) 833-7512
News Fax: (409) 981-1564
News Email: 12News@kbmt12.com

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KBMT. All Rights Reserved.
Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.