Thursday, February 3, 2011
Celebrity Grave: "Honeymooners" Actress Audrey Meadows 1996
Audrey Meadows (February 8, 1926-February 3, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the deadpan housewife Alice Kramden on the 1950s American television comedy The Honeymooners.
In Spring 1995, Audrey Meadows was diagnosed with lung cancer and given roughly a year to live; she declined pro-active treatment. She had apparently been estranged from her sister and her sister's family and had not talked with them for about a year. Jayne Meadows-Allen was unaware of Audrey's illness and first learned her sister was near death when she was on a Hollywood sound stage appearing on an episode of a sitcom, High Society. Ms. Meadows died on February 3, 1996, at Cedars Sinai Hospital-Los Angeles after slipping into a coma late Monday. She was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City next to her husband Robert Six.