So sad. The iconic actress who played Trixie on ‘The Honeymooners’ passed away on Nov. 26 in Burbank, Calif. She was 90 years old.
Jane Kean, who gained notoriety in the 1960s for starring in the revival TV series The Honeymooners alongside Jackie Gleeson and Art Carney, died on Nov. 26 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif.
Jane Kean: Actress Dies At 90
The 90-year-old actress passed away after suffering complications from a fall, according to the Los Angeles Times. Her niece, Deidre Wolpert, confirmed her death.
Most will remember Jane as Trixie, the long-suffering wife of Ed Norton on The Honeymooners. “There’s something about the show — people relate to it,” she told the Los Angeles Times in 1991. “People believed the show was real, and that we really were the characters we played.”
But Jane was not a one-role actress. She played many different characters over the span of four decades, including a successful run on Broadway. Prior to The Honeymooners, she appeared in Broadway shows like The Pajama Game and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?. Most recently she starred in a two-woman musical that she wrote called We, which also featured Barbara Perry.
Jane’s first marriage to Richard Linkroum ended in divorce. Afterwards, she wed her manager, Joe Hecht. They were together until he died in 2006.
Jane is survived by her niece, her niece’s husband and their two children, as well as her stepson, Joe Hecht Jr., and his son.
The legendary performer will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family in this difficult time.
— Andrew Gruttadaro