Gloria Henry Dies: ‘Dennis The Menace’ Actress Was 98
The actress Gloria Henry, who portrayed the character of mother in the classic comedy “Dennis the Menace”, has died on 3rd April at the age of 98. Adam Ellwood, who is her son, posted her photos on his Facebook page to pay tribute to her.
Henry was born on 2nd April,1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana and went to Los Angeles in her late teens & worked for radio shows, commercials and performed in theater groups.
Her first movie was “Sport of Kings” in 1947 and also appeared in “Miss Grant Takes Richmond” (1949). She made her presence in the films named “Lucille Ball” and “Western Rancho Notorious” (1952) along with Marlene Dietrich. Her other movies are “The Strawberry Roan” (1948), “Triple Threat” (1948), “Racing Luck” (1948), “Riders in the Sky” (1949) and “Kill the Umpire” (1950).
She appeared in T.V. series named “My Little Margie”, “Father knows Best”, “Perry Mason” and “The Life of Riley”. She portrayed the character of Alice Mitchell based on Hank Ketcham’s comic book character.
She married the architect Craig Ellwood from 1949 to 1977 and they have three children, Jeffrey, Adam & Erin.