Wednesday, January 10, 2007

RIP Yvonne De Carlo, " Lily Munster".

Yvonne De Carlo
September 1, 1922 - January 8, 2007

Yvonne De Carlo aka Lily Munster has passed away.
Horrorfans around the world will remember her as the wife of
Herman Munster from the classic monster sitcom,
The Munsters. She was 84 years of age.
This is what Kevin Burns had to say:

" for TV viewers, she will always be known as Lily Munster in the 1964-1966 slapstick horror-movie spoof "The Munsters." The series (the name allegedly derived from "fun-monsters") offered a gallery of Universal Pictures grotesques, including Dracula and Frankenstein's monster, in a cobwebbed gothic setting.

Lily, vampire-like in a black gown, presided over the faux scary household and was a rock for her gentle but often bumbling husband, Herman, played by 6-foot-5-inch character actor Fred Gwynne (decked out as the Frankenstein monster).

While it lasted only two years, the series had a long life in syndication and resulted in two feature movies, "Munster Go Home!" (1966) and "The Munsters' Revenge." (1981, for TV).

At the series' end, De Carlo commented: "It meant security. It gave me a new, young audience I wouldn't have had otherwise. It made me `hot' again, which I wasn't for a while."

"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.

Read the whole article HERE


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