She was originally hired by the studio as an alternative bubbly blonde to Marilyn Monroe, who was sometimes difficult to work with. North and Monroe appeared together in one film.
Her numerous television credits include The Golden Girls, Matlock (television series), Magnum, P.I., and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which she played Lou Grant (Edward Asner)'s old girlfriend. Late in her career, North portrayed Babs, the mother of Kramer, in the 1995 Seinfeld episode in which Kramer's first name Cosmo is finally revealed. She also appeared in Part 1 of the 1998 Seinfeld finale.
Sheree North died at the age of 73 on November 4, 2005, from complications during cancer surgery at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.
She is survived by her fourth husband, two daughters, and a grandchild.
Sheree North Facts
|Birth Name||Dawn Shirley Crang|
|Birthday||January 17, 1933|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Date of death||November 4, 2005 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 72)|
|Height||5' 4½" (1m64) How tall is Sheree North compared to you?|
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