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Yvonne De Carlo, 'Munsters' star, dead

POSTED: 3:40 p.m. EST, January 10, 2007

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Actress Yvonne De Carlo, played Lily Munster, dead

De Carlo also noted for "Ten Commandments"

Actress often appeared in "sex-and-sand" B-movies, Westerns

De Carlo had major role in Sondheim's "Follies"

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Yvonne De Carlo, the beautiful star who played Moses' wife in "The Ten Commandments" but achieved her greatest popularity on TV's "The Munsters," has died. She was 84.

De Carlo died of natural causes Monday at the Motion Picture & Television facility in suburban Los Angeles, longtime friend and television producer Kevin Burns said Wednesday.

De Carlo, whose shapely figure helped launch her career in B-movie desert adventures and Westerns, rose to more important roles in the 1950s. Later, she had a key role in a landmark Broadway musical, Stephen Sondheim's "Follies."

But 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.
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My favorite episode of The Munsters featured Lily singing an old ballad while playing the harp. I always like hearing her sing that. She was truly multitalented.
 
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