Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Meredith MacRae 1944 – 2000

In 1944, American on February 11, 2017 at 1:14 pm

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Meredith MacRae, who played Billie Jo Bradley in the 1960’s sitcom :Petticoat Junction,” died Friday from brain cancer. She was 56. Ms. MacRae played Billie Jo from 1966 to 1970 on the series. Ms. MacRae was born in Houston to a Hollywood family: her father was the late actor-singer Gordon MacRae, who played the lovesick cowboy Curly in “Oklahoma!” Her mother is Sheila MacRae, one of the actresses who starred opposite Jackie Gleason as Ralph Cramden’s wife, Alice, in “The Honeymooners.” Meredith MacRae made her film debut in 1953 at the age of 7 in ”By the Light of the Silvery Moon,” which starred her father and Doris Day. Her first TV series was ”My Three Sons,” in which she played Sally, the love interest for Mike (Tim Considine), from 1963 to 1965. NY Times.

 

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