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‘Dennis The Menace’ actress was 98 – Deadline

Gloria Henry, who is best known for her role as a mother in the classic 1960s comedy Dennis the menace is dead. She was 98 years old.

The actress died on April 3, according to several media. His son, Adam Ellwood, posted photos of Henry on his Facebook page, paying tribute to him.

Henry was born Gloria Eileen McEniry in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 2, 1923. She moved to Los Angeles in her late teens and worked on radio shows, commercials, and performed in theater groups. .

She made her film debut in 1947 in Kings sport and continued to appear in Miss Grant takes Richmond (1949) alongside Lucille Ball as well as the western Rancho Notorious (1952) with Marlene Dietrich. His other film credits The Strawberry Roan (1948) Triple threat (1948), Race Chance (1948), Riders in the sky (1949), and Kill the referee (1950).

She has appeared in television series such as My little Margie, daddy knows best, Perry Mason and Riley’s life. In 1959, she landed the role of Alice Mitchell, the matriarch in the iconic CBS comedy. Dennis the menace based on the comic book character of Hank Ketcham. The series also starred Herbert Anderson as her husband and Jay North as the lead. She played Alice for the series until it was canceled in 1963.

Later in her career, she appeared in roles on Simon and Simon, Newhart, Doogie Howser, MD and Dallas as well as the 2005 film Its minor thing. She also starred in an episode of Parks and recreation in 2012.

She was married to architect Craig Ellwood from 1949 to 1977. They had three children, Jeffrey, Adam and Erin.

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