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Sheila MacRae of 'Honeymooners' fame dies at 92
APVIA YAHOO ^ | ap

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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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: alice; obituary; sheilamacrae; thehoneymooners
RIP
1 posted on 03/08/2014 10:40:32 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Doogle

"To da MOON, Alice, to da MOON!"

2 posted on 03/08/2014 10:43:47 AM PST by Kenton
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To: Kenton

...another small piece of a better America is gone...RIP, Sheila...and thanks for the laughs!


3 posted on 03/08/2014 10:46:58 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Kenton

That’s Audrey Meadows


4 posted on 03/08/2014 10:47:07 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

full episodes here:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=honeymooners%20full%20episodes&sm=1


5 posted on 03/08/2014 10:48:49 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Kenton

6 posted on 03/08/2014 10:50:58 AM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: Doogle

Now that you mention that, I believe you’re right. I think the lady in question was Alice’s friend Trixie, not Alice.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 10:57:48 AM PST by Kenton
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To: Doogle
undated photo, RIP...


8 posted on 03/08/2014 10:58:50 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Doogle

Nope, wrong again. It was another version of Alice. Never saw that version, I guess.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 10:59:24 AM PST by Kenton
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To: null and void

RIP..

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...


10 posted on 03/08/2014 10:59:37 AM PST by haircutter
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To: Doogle

Thank you Sheila MacRae for the laughs! Rest in Peace sweetheart.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 11:00:03 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Chode

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..


12 posted on 03/08/2014 11:03:08 AM PST by haircutter
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To: Chode
Loved her daughter Meredith on "Petticoat Junction".


That's Meredith on the right.

13 posted on 03/08/2014 11:23:25 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Doogle

14 posted on 03/08/2014 11:41:01 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: Doogle

RIP.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 11:43:09 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Bratch

The one on the left was the hot one.


16 posted on 03/08/2014 11:47:40 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Bratch
sad that she died in 2000...
17 posted on 03/08/2014 11:50:57 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Doogle

“Baby, you’re the greatest!”


18 posted on 03/08/2014 12:09:04 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Chode

...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*


19 posted on 03/08/2014 12:34:04 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
musta been fun...
20 posted on 03/08/2014 12:35:54 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Bratch

Her hubby, Gordon McRae, was also a cutie.


21 posted on 03/08/2014 12:42:00 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Doogle

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.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 3:22:20 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Doogle
Joyce Randolph, who was the original Trixie Norton in the 1950s version of "The Honeymooners", is the only surviving member from either version.

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."

23 posted on 03/08/2014 3:30:58 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Doogle
That 60’s remake was pretty sad.Audrey Meadows and Art Carney always have been,and always will be,Alice and Norton.
24 posted on 03/08/2014 4:48:30 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: MayflowerMadam
...and what a voice on Gordon McRae!
25 posted on 03/08/2014 4:51:33 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Amazing! I haven’t seen that movie in years and years. Thanks for reminding me of how wonderful it is!


26 posted on 03/08/2014 4:57:08 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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