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TV favourite Sheila MacRae dead

Mar 07, 2014 | 8:38pm EST

Actress Sheila Macrae has died, aged 93. The British actress, who played Alice Kramden on the hit 1960s U.S. TV comedy series The Jackie Gleason Show, passed away on Friday (07Mar14) in a New Jersey nursing home. An accomplished all-round entertainer, MacRae toured nightclubs as one half of an act she former with her actor/singer husband Gordon MacRae. The couple's actress daughter Meredith lost her battle with brain cancer in 2000, aged 56. MacRae was born in London, but she made her home New York as a child.

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