De Carlo died of natural causes Monday at the Motion Picture & Television facility in suburban Woodland Hills, 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 horror movie spoof "The Munsters."
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
YVONNE DECARLO, 84
A new player -- Erik from Joplin -- gets the point for DeCarlo, who died this week. Fox News reports:
We once met Al Lewis and Butch Patrick. Lewis was cooler than cool; Patrick was a middle-age guy still trying to make hay from his gig as Eddie Munster. One degree from DeCarlo, but still too far.