Sheila Matthews Allen

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Sheila Mathews Allen
Born Sheila Marie Mathews
(1929-02-02)February 2, 1929
New York, New York, U.S.
Died November 15, 2013(2013-11-15) (aged 84)
Malibu, California, U.S.
Resting place Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery
Years active 1959–2006
Spouse(s) Irwin Allen (1974–1991; his death)

Sheila Mathews Allen (February 2, 1929 – November 15, 2013) was an American actress.

Life and career[edit]

Born Sheila Marie Mathews in New York City to Christopher Joseph and Elizabeth (née McCloskey) Mathews, both immigrants from Ireland.[1] She was married to producer Irwin Allen until his death in 1991. She appeared in several of her husband's TV series and movies through to 1986. Appearances include City Beneath the Sea, Lost in Space, Land of the Giants, The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno. Following his death in 1991 she remained on the board of Irwin Allen Productions up until her death. She also served as a producer on the 2002 television remake of The Time Tunnel and as Executive Producer of the film Poseidon.


She died on November 15, 2013 at her home in Malibu, California, after an extended battle with pulmonary fibrosis.[2]




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