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Actress Jean Carson dead at 82

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov 8, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Veteran film and TV actress Jean Carson has died in Palm Springs, Calif., from complications of a stroke at age 82.

Carson, best known for her "Hello Doll!" greeting as fun girl Daphne on "The Andy Griffith Show" died Nov. 2, Daily Variety reported Tuesday.

The Charleston, W. Va., native began on Broadway in George S. Kaufman's "Bravo" and later appeared in Arthur Laurent's "The Bird Cage," "Anniversary Waltz" and "Two Blind Mice."

Her TV appearances included "The Red Buttons Show" "The G.E. Theater," "Wagon Train," "The Untouchables," and the "Twilight Zone" episode "A Most Unusual Camera."

Her films included "The Phoenix City Story," "I Married a Monster from Outer Space," "Gunn" "The Party" and "Fun with Dick and Jane."

She remained active in Palm Springs area theater after retiring from the public eye.

She is survived by two sons.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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