Sheila MacRae of ‘Honeymooners’ deceased

By Kyle Lubelski,

Esteemed actress Sheila MacRae died Thursday night at the age of 92 at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey.

The Associated Press reports that the performer’s death came abruptly after a minor surgery and that, overall, she was quite healthy despite bouts of dementia. Her death was reported by granddaughter Allison Mullavey on Friday.

Mullavey added, "She lived a good life and a long life. We'll miss her.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MacRae is best remembered for her role as Alice Kramden in the 1960s The Honeymooners, a recreation of the 1950s TV series originally starring Audrey Meadows. The 1960s version was performed as part of The Jackie Gleason Show. She was the last survivor of the Jackie Gleason Show, which aired on CBS from 1966-1970. Actress and daughter Heather MacRae comments, “My mother referred to herself as the last Mrs. Kramden.”

Besides television, MacRae was an acclaimed singer, dancer, and stage performer. She and her first husband, Gordon MacRae, performed on The Ed Sullivan Show the same night as The Beatles in 1964.

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