Edna Skinner

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Edna Skinner
Born (1921-05-23)May 23, 1921
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died August 8, 2003(2003-08-08) (aged 82)
North Bend, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1948-1964

Edna Skinner (May 23, 1921 - August 8, 2003) was an American film and television actress notable for playing Kay Addison, neighbor of Wilbur Post, in the iconic TV series Mister Ed. Her character was replaced months after her onscreen husband (Larry Keating) died; according to Alan Young in his Archive of American Television interview, the writers tried to make her a widow on the show, but finally decided to bring in another married couple, Gordon and Winnie Kirkwood, played by Leon Ames and Florence MacMichael, and Edna Skinner had to leave the show.

Skinner retired from acting in 1964 and was later a noted authority on fly fishing. She died of heart failure at her home in North Bend, Oregon on August 8, 2003, at the age of 82.[1]


Year Film Role Notes
1948 The Kissing Bandit Juanita
1953 Easy to Love Nancy Parmel
The Long, Long Trailer Maude Barrett Uncredited
1955 The Second Greatest Sex Cassie Slater
1956 Friendly Persuasion Opal Hudspeth
1957 Footsteps in the Night Saleslady Uncredited
Year Title Role Notes
1954–1955 Topper Maggie Unknown episodes
1955 Soldiers of Fortune Wilma Joyce 1 episode
The Millionaire Jane Palmer 1 episode
1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre Eva 1 episode
1961–1964 Mister Ed Kay Addison 69 episodes
1964 The Beverly Hillbillies Mrs. Wright 1 episode
Daniel Boone Sadie Clayburn 1 episode


  1. ^ "Edna Skinner: Obituary". variety.com. 2003-08-19. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 

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