Yvonne De Carlo, better known for her role as Lily Munster has died. TV wife to Herman Munster ( Fred Gwynne) who lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane died at the age of 84 of natural causes. A sad day as this was one of my favorite TV shows. Its hard to believe the Munsters only ran from 1964–1966.
The Canadian-born De Carlo began her career with a parade of bit parts in films of the early 1940s, then emerged as a star in 1945 with “Salome — Where She Danced,” a routine movie about a dancer from Vienna who becomes a spy in the wild West.
The series lasted only two years, but it had a long life in syndication and resulted in two feature movies, “Munster Go Home!” (1966) and “The Munsters’ Revenge.” (1981, for TV).
“I think she will best remembered as the definitive Lily Munster. She was the vampire mom to millions of baby boomers. In that sense, she’s iconic,” Burns said Wednesday.
“But it would be a shame if that’s the only way she is remembered. She was also one of the biggest beauty queens of the 40s and 50s, one of the most beautiful women in the world. This was one of the great glamour queens of Hollywood, one of the last ones.” (Boston Herald)
Of all the roles that Yvonne De Carlo had in her career I completely forgot that she played Moses’ wife in “The Ten Commandments”. Rest in Peace.