Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Yvonne De Carlo, 1922-2007

The wonderful Mrs. Munster (among other iconic roles such as the wife of Moses) has passed. According to a few highlights on, she was born in British Columbia, was crowned Miss Venice Beach 1938, and made $25,000 (a large sum then) for her role in 1956's Ten Commandments. One thing they fail to mention (though they do mention her measurements): she was hot, even in that Munster getup. Hermann Munster was a very very lucky man. When I searched for photographs of Ms. De Carlo, at least one was a little risque, if you know what I mean. And no, find it yourself.


Ms. De Carlo died in a facility close to many actor's hearts, the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, a retirement community in California. Thank God for actor's guilds such as SAG, AFTRA, and EQUITY. Of course, I'm not a member of any of them, but they come in handy for working actors.

You may remember that it was only last year that Grandpa (Al Lewis) died.

We will miss you, Ms. De Carlo, and thanks so much for the celluloid.

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