Updated May 29th, 2024 at 15:53 IST

Elizabeth MacRae, General Hospital Actor, Dies At 88

Elizabeth MacRae took her last breath on May 27 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The cause of her death was not revealed to the general public.

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Elizabeth MacRae, known for her recurring roles in General Hospital and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., passed away at the age of 88. The actress took her last breath on May 27 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The cause of her death was not revealed to the general public.

What to know about Elizabeth MacRae?

Following graduation, MacRae explored a career in acting, auditioning for Otto Preminger's production of Saint Joan in 1956. Despite not landing a part, she persisted in her acting career. She relocated to New York City, where she studied with Uta Hagen at the Herbert Berghof Studio and earned experience in off-Broadway shows.

 

MacRae received her first television role as a witness in the courtroom series The Verdict Is Yours. Over a 25-year career, MacRae appeared in several television series, including Route 66, Surfside 6, Rendezvous, The Fugitive, Judd for the Defence, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, I Dream of Jeannie, The Andy Griffith Show, and many more.

One of her most notable roles was that of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., in which she played Gomer's lover Lou-Ann Poovie. MacRae also appeared in soaps like General Hospital, where she played Meg Baldwin starting in August 1969. She remained on the ABC daytime soap until 1973 when the character was killed off. Other soaps MacRae starred in were Another World, Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.

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MacRae's film credits include Live in a Goldfish Bowl, Everything's Ducky, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, and Frances Ford Coppola's The Conversation. Her last film credit was in 1989, where she played a reporter on Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!

 

Elizabeth MacRae’s personal life

Following her acting career, MacRae and her husband, Charles Day Halsey Jr., moved to North Carolina and, years later, returned home to Fayetteville. She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper, reported Deadline.

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(with inputs from ANI)

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Published May 29th, 2024 at 15:53 IST