‘Dennis the Menace’ actress Gloria Henry dead at 98: ‘She’s flying now’

The star’s daughter and son confirmed their mother’s passing on social media. Henry’s death came one day after her birthday.

She’s flying now, free of her body,” Erin Ellwood op Instagram geskryf het. “She left on a countdown 4 3 2 1 @ 3:40pm.

She was such an incredible woman in so many ways,” Ellwood shared. “This last year with her has been beautiful and heartbreaking. Thank you all for following me and supporting me on this journeythis beautiful land mine. Goodbye Momma, I love your guts forever.

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Gloria Henry (sentrum) starred as Alice Mitchell in the CBS sitcom 'Dennis the Menace' alongside Jay North (links, as Dennis Mitchell) and Herbert Anderson (reg, as Henry Mitchell).

Gloria Henry (sentrum) starred as Alice Mitchell in the CBS sitcom ‘Dennis the Menacealongside Jay North (links, as Dennis Mitchell) and Herbert Anderson (reg, as Henry Mitchell). (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

It is with great sadness to let of all my dear and amazing mother’s fans know that she passed peacefullyin her home in Los Angeles,” Adam Ellwood op Facebook geskryf, as quoted by Ekstra.

Volgens die afsetpunt, Adam shared Henry died surrounded by Erin, son Jeff Ellwood, as well as her hospice-care nurse.

Please raise a glass and a toast to our beautiful mother Gloria Henry for a life well lived,” hy het geskryf.

Gloria Eileen McEniry was born in New Orleans on April 2, 1923, Die Hollywood-verslaggewer gedeel. She worked in radio and signed a contract with Columbia Pictures, which led her to star inSport of Kings,” “Keeper of the Bees” en “Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back” in 1947. She made six films in 1948 and then seven more in 1949.

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Gloria Henry in her debut role for the movie 'Sport Of Kings'.

Gloria Henry in her debut role for the movie ‘Sport Of Kings’. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/De Carvalho Collection/Getty Images)

Henry notably starred opposite Gene Autry in 1948’sThe Strawberry Roomand 1949’sRiders in the Sky.She appeared with Lucille Ball en William Holden in 1949’sMiss Grant Takes Richmond,” Nina Foch in 1949’sJohnny Allegro” en Marlene Dietrich in 1952’sRancho Notorious.

In die vyftigerjare, Henry found herself playing a seductive siren inThe Abbot and Costello Show.She also appeared in several popular TV shows, soos “My Little Margie,” “Father Knows Best” “Perry Mason” en “The Life of Riley.

For four seasons starting in 1959, Henry starred as loving mother Alice Mitchell in “Dennis die bedreiging,” which also featured Herbert Anderson as her husband and Jay North as her mischievous son. The show was based on Hank Ketcham’s comic book character, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

“Dennis die bedreiging” aired until 1963 but continued to live on for decades thanks to reruns.

Gloria Henry (sentrum) with Rose Marie (links) and Ilene Graff in 'Mr. Belvedere'.

Gloria Henry (sentrum) with Rose Marie (links) and Ilene Graff in ‘Mr. Belvedere’. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

Many of the fans say, ‘Ag, I always wished you were my momand ‘My mom was jealous of you because I wanted you for a mom,’” Henry later said in 'n 2011 onderhoud. “Which is pretty funny, because I don’t think my own children felt that way. I have a daughter and two sons. All they knew was, I was off to work, and I wasn’t with them as much as they would have liked me to be.

By the mid-‘60s, Henry took a break from acting and wouldn’t return to the screen until 1981’sThe Brady Brides,” a comedy that told the story of Marcia Brady Logan (Maureen McCormick) and Jan Brady Covington (Eve Plumb) and their lives as newlyweds with their husbands. Henry steadily worked over the years and made her mark on hit TV shows likeNewhart,” “Dallas” en “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” onder andere.

Henry’s last credited role was that of Mary-Elizabeth Clinch in 2012’sParks and Recreation.

Henry was married to architect Craig Ellwood from 1949 tot 1977. He died in 1992, Mense tydskrif berig. She leaves behind their three children.

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