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|Born||Sheila Margaret Stephens
24 September 1924
|Other names||Sheila Stephenson|
|Occupation||Actress, producer, singer|
William Gordon (b. 1948)
Robert Bruce (b. 1954)
Sheila MacRae (born 24 September 1924) is an English actress and author. She was born Sheila Margaret Stephens. She appeared in such films as Pretty Baby (1950), Caged (1950), Backfire (1950 film) , and Sex and the Single Girl (1964).
On television, MacRae is famously remembered for playing herself in the in I Love Lucy episode titled "The Fashion Show". She played Alice Kramden, the long-suffering but sassy wife of bus driver Ralph Kramden (played by Jackie Gleason) on the musical-comedy colour episodes of "The Honeymooners" on The Jackie Gleason Show from 1966 to 1970 (a role originally played by Pert Kelton and then, when Kelton was blacklisted, by Audrey Meadows and later Sue Ane Langdon). She also afterward played the role of "Madelyn Richmond" on the television soap opera General Hospital.
MacRae was married to the actor Gordon MacRae from 1941 until their divorce in 1967. Both exceptional singers, they often appeared on the stage together, in such musical productions as a 1964 production of The Bells Are Ringing, and Guys and Dolls, playing the role of Miss Adelaide, a role that she took to Broadway in the 1965 revival. They were the parents of the actresses Heather MacRae and Meredith MacRae. They also had 2 sons according to Gordon MacRae personal information. A son named Gordon (Gar) and Robert Bruce.
- Sheila MacRae at the Internet Movie Database
- Sheila MacRae at the Internet Broadway Database
- Article discusses her relationship with her husband and their professional collaboration: Gordon MacRae, That Old MacRae Magic by Frances Ingram
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