Skip to comments.Sheila MacRae of 'Honeymooners' fame dies at 92
Posted on 03/08/2014 10:40:32 AM PST by Doogle
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) 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 re-creation 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. Sheila MacRae replaced Meadows as Alice in a later version from 1966-70 on "The Jackie Gleason Show." MacRae was the last survivor from the '60s edition of the Gleason show. Jane Kean, who played Trixie Norton, died last fall.
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"To da MOON, Alice, to da MOON!"
...another small piece of a better America is gone...RIP, Sheila...and thanks for the laughs!
That’s Audrey Meadows
full episodes here:
Now that you mention that, I believe you’re right. I think the lady in question was Alice’s friend Trixie, not Alice.
Nope, wrong again. It was another version of Alice. Never saw that version, I guess.
Just can’t drum up sympathy when some one 90 and older dies..that is a long life..and more than likely the last ten or maybe more years were not enjoyable years..
and more than likely the deceased was more than ready...
in today’s world under this stupid habitual vacationer its difficult to almost,want to keep on going...
Thank you Sheila MacRae for the laughs! Rest in Peace sweetheart.
your correct that photo is UNDATED...
maybe by 60+ years or so..
when she passed the gate to the Master she probably looked much like that, but not at the earthly time of her death..92!! long life..
The one on the left was the hot one.
“Baby, you’re the greatest!”
...if I had a chance, I would’ve love to be on that train Jackie used to take from NY down to Miami. I think the whole train was filled with his entourage...*smiles*
Her hubby, Gordon McRae, was also a cutie.
YouTube does not have any episodes of his ‘60s TV show where he always used the line “There’s no audience like a Miami Beach Audience.” I always remember the way he came out in a bathrobe at the end of the show.
In one sketch he was injured in a fall. It was a take0off on the old Timex commercials. Jackie rode a bicycle down a ramp and into a wall (of cardboard bricks) and then limped out showing his watch still running.
I suspect that most people under the age of 40 (maybe under the age of 50?)never heard of Jackie Gleason's 1960s variety show, which included a revived version of The Honeymooners with a new "Alice" and a new "Trixie."
Amazing! I haven’t seen that movie in years and years. Thanks for reminding me of how wonderful it is!
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