DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Audrey Meadows (aged 73)
Actress (The Honeymooners)
Audrey Meadows (born Audrey Cotter, February 8, 1922 – 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.
DEATH: In 1995 Meadows was diagnosed with lung cancer and given a year to live. She declined all but palliativetreatment. She died on February 3, 1996, five days shy of her 74th birthday, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after slipping into a coma. She was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, next to her second husband.