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TV Diary: Celebrating the career of Sheila MacRae

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 12:01 am

Today, we wish Sheila MacRae a happy birthday. The actress, born Sept. 24, 1924, in London, turns 88.

Her acting career has spanned 43 years, having last starred in a “Murder, She Wrote” episode in 1993. She also entertained at nightclubs.

Here's a quiz on her life and career.

1. What is her birth name?

2. Name her two actress daughters.

3. On which two soap operas did she star?

4. What famous TV sitcom role did MacRae assume in 1966?

5. She starred as Marilyn Buckman during which 1990-91 TV series?

6. Name her two ex-husbands.

7. She co-starred with Viveca Lindfors and Dane Clark in which 1950 film?

8. Another 1950 film featured an all-star female cast, including Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby and Jane Darwell. Can you name the film?

9. She starred with one of her ex-husbands in this 1960 comedy TV movie.

10. She co-starred with which famous football player in “Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood” (1981)?

Answers: 1. Sheila Margaret Stephens. 2. Meredith MacRae and Heather MacRae. 3. “Search for Tomorrow” in 1984 and “General Hospital” in 1991. 4. MacRae replaced Audrey Meadows in the role of Alice Kramden on “The Honeymooners” sketches of “The Jackie Gleason Show.” 5. “Parenthood.” 6. Actor Gordon MacRae and producer Ronald Wayne. 7. “Backfire.” 8. “Caged.” 9. “No Place Like Home.” 10. O.J. Simpson.