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Sheila MacRae of 'Honeymooners' fame dies at 92
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- Sheila MacRae has starred on the Broadway stage and in film. Yet, it's 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.
Her family says the actress died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J.
MacRae replaced Audrey Meadows as Alice Kramden in a later version of "The Honeymooners" from 1966-70 on "The Jackie Gleason Show." She was the last survivor from the `60s Gleason show.
Actress Heather MacRae says her mother referred to herself as "the last Mrs. Kramden."
MacRae suffered from dementia but was otherwise in good health. Her daughter says she had been hospitalized for a minor surgical procedure. Her death came suddenly Thursday night, apparently the result of old age.