ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (March 8, 2014) Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in film but it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver in TV’s the “Honeymooners” 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 at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., her family said.
She was 92.
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, evidently the result of old age.