Jane Kean, an actress who is best known for her role as Trixie alongside Jackie Gleason on “The Honeymooners”, has died at the age of 90.
Kean passed away on Tuesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank where she was taken after a fall that led to a hemorrhagic stroke.
Kean began working with Jackie Gleason in the 1940s, when they were both on the vaudeville circuit.
Her huge break in show-business came in 1966 when Gleason and CBS revived the hit show “The Honeymooners” in Miami Beach, making it an hour-long show and adding music numbers.
Jane starred on the show for five years as Ed Nortons wife Trixie.
Kean got into show business at an early age along with her sister, Betty, with the encouragement of her mother.
She headlined at the London Palladium before making her debut in a 1943 Broadway production of the musical “Early to Bed”.
She moved to Los Angeles and appeared in some MGM movies before forming a comedy act in the 1950s with her sister.
Kean stayed on “The Honeymooners” for five years before leaving to pursue other avenues, including guest appearances, performing in Las Vegas and doing voice work.
Last year, Kean put on a one-woman show that was a retrospective of her life’s work. She performed it again at Hollywoods Pantages Theatre just months ago and had plans to travel to London after Christmas with her niece. She was also preparing invitations for her annual Christmas party in the days before her death.
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