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Jane Kean, ‘Honeymooners’ Star, Dead at 90

The actress and singer played Trixie Norton, wife to Art Carney’s Ed Norton

Actress, singer and comedienne, Jane Kean, died on Tuesday, one of her representatives from SBV Talent told TheWrap.

Se died at the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank where she was taken to the hospital after a fall led to a hemorrhagic stroke.

The actress is best remembered for starring with Jackie Gleason in his 1970s revival of “The Honeymooners” and later TV movies. She played Trixie Norton, wife to Art Carney’s Ed Norton.

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An accomplished singer, Kean first met Gleason while performing Vaudeville in the 1940s.

Her television credits also include several guest-starring roles on “Dallas,” “General Hospital,” “Dream On,” “Growing Pains” and “Scarecrow and Mrs. King.”

At 16, Kean performed on Broadway in “Early to Bed.” She would then move to Los Angeles where she appeared in several MGM movies and later formed a comedy duo with sister, Betty, during a time when all-female comedy teams were rare.

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In 2012, Kean performed a one-woman show, which served as a retrospective of her work.

She is survived by a stepson from her second marriage, Joseph Hecht Jr., and his family, as well as her niece, Deirdre Wolpert, her husband and two children.

Her sister, Betty, died in 1986. Her second husband and manager, Joe Hecht, died in 2006.