Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sheila MacRae, who played...

...Alice Kramden (above, left) in “The Honeymooners” sketches on The Jackie Gleason Show, died at age 92. The show, which also starred Jackie Gleason, Art Carney and Jane Kean, was one of my favorites growing up.

Ms. MacRae must have really been something (I was pretty young at the time), because according to her obit in the Times:

During her husband’s troubles, Ms. MacRae wrote in her memoir, she rebuffed overtures from suitors including Henry Fonda, Peter Sellers and Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Ms. McCrae turned down a marriage proposal from Frank Sinatra, she said.


What I also didn't realize was that her daughter, Meredith MacRae (below, right), starred in Petticoat Junction, another sitcom from my childhood.

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