There was a time in my life when I thought Lily Munster was the coolest mom ever. Why couldn’t my mother dress like that? I remember thinking, why is everyone afraid of her? With her long black with gray streaked hair, white makeup and flowing frocks, I found her bewitching.
Yvonne De Carlo, the 1950s screen beauty who became a household name in the ’60s as Lily Munster on the The Munsters,
died Monday at the age of 84.
Originally a B-movie and western actress for
Universal Studios, her role as the wife of Herman
Munster on the 1964-66 show, made her a household name.