Where Is She Now: Yvonne DeCarlo (Actress) as Lily - The Munsters.
Name: Yvonne DeCarlo
Birth Name: Margaret Yvonne Middleton
Born: September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Death: January 10, 2007
Claim To Fame: Most people know her as Lily Munster from the TV series
Probably her other most notable role and one that still is seen by millions
every year was in "The Ten Commandments". She played Moses' (Charlton Heston)
Family Life: Bob Morgan (1955 - 1968) (divorced)
Sons, Bob Morgan and Michael Morgan and step-daughter Bari Morgan.
Info: Yvonne was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother
turned to waitressing in a restaurant to help make ends meet. A rough beginning
for an actress who would, one day, be one of Hollywood's elite. Her mother
wanted her to be in the entertainment field and enrolled her daughter in a local
dance school and also studied dramatics.
Yvonne was an actress of the 1940s & 1950s and actually "retired" in the late
1950s to devote herself to her marriage and children. Her "comeback" in the
1960s catapulted her to cult-fame status following her role as Lily Munster on
the popular TV series "The Munsters."
Yvonne actually enjoyed a career renewal portraying motherly roles in horror
films throughout the 1970s & 1980s.
Trivia: Her birth name was Margaret, but she was known by Peggy
She was Miss Venice Beach 1938
Took the part of "Lily" on "The Munsters" to help pay husband Bob Morgan's
medical bills. Morgan, an actor/stuntman, had suffered near-fatal injuries while
filming "How the West Was Won." By her own admission, Ms. De Carlo never
imagined, at the time, that "Lily Munster" would become her most famous role.
Was a Tony Award nominee for her performance as "Carlotta Campion" in Stephen
Sondheim's 1971 Broadway musical "Follies."
Where Is She Now: Yvonne enjoyed fame and celebrity in horror movies and
"Munster" reunions into the 1990s. Suffering a stroke Yvonne finally retired
from the limelight and settled into a quiet life in California...
UPDATE: Munsters star Yvonne De Carlo dies, at 84
Actress Yvonne De Carlo, best known for her role as Lily Munster in the
television series 'The Munsters', has died at the age of 84.
Her son Bruce Morgan confirmed the news, saying that she died of natural causes
at Motion Picture & Television Fund's Retirement Home in the Los Angeles on
"She passed away in my arms on Monday," Morgan said, adding that his mother has
been in poor health for several years.
She stopped making films in 1959 in order to spend time raising her family,
later returning to work in television, taking up a part in 'The Munsters'.
During her career De Carlo made over 100 films, as well as working on numerous
television shows and starring on Broadway.