11:22 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 03/08/2014 09:45AM
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.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 10:15AM
Jane Kean, who was best known for playing Ed Norton's wife on The Honeymooners has died.
The 90-year-old died of complications from a fall, according to her niece, Deidre Wolpert, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kean, who had a four-decade-long career that included performing on Broadway and singing with her sister, Betty, in a nightclub act, played Art Carney's wife in the 1960s TV revival of the Jackie Gleason hit. (The role of Trixie was originally played by Joyce Randolph.)
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