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Carol Wayne
Carol Wayne
Credits
Role Bunny
Biographical Information
Birth Name Carol Marie Wayne
Birthdate September 6, 1942
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Date January 13, 1985 (age 42)
Death Place Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico
Series Affiliations Nina Wayne (sister)

Carol Wayne played Bunny, a rabbit whom Uncle Arthur changes into human form, in the sixth season episode, "A Bunny for Tabitha" (1969).

Biography[]

Carol Marie Wayne was an American television and film actress. She began her show business career as a teenage figure skater in the Ice Capades along with her younger sister, Nina Wayne. The Wayne Sisters later became showgirls of the Folies Bergère at the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Carol followed Nina to Hollywood in the mid-1960s and the sisters began appearing in television shows of the era.

Wayne did television guest shots on I Spy, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Love American Style, Emergency!, The Fall Guy, and appeared in many sketches on The Red Skelton Show. She gained her greatest fame for appearances (1967–1984) on The Tonight Show, including one-hundred-plus appearances (1971–1984) as the buxom Matinée Lady on the show's "Art Fern's Tea Time Movie" sketches, which were filled with sexual double entendres.

Wayne made appearances on several game shows including Mantrap and Hollywood Squares. She was a regular panelist on Celebrity Sweepstakes. She landed roles in several films, including Gunn, The Party (both directed by Blake Edwards), Scavenger Hunt, Savannah Smiles and Surf II. Her final onscreen appearance came in the 1984 drama Heartbreakers.

In January 1985, Wayne and a companion, Edward Durston, were vacationing at the Las Hadas Resort in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. After they had an argument, Wayne reportedly took a walk on the beach. Three days later a local fisherman found Wayne's body in the shallow bay. An autopsy performed in Mexico revealed no signs of alcohol or other drugs in her body. Her death was ruled accidental.

Source[]

Carol Wayne on Wikipedia. Retrieved on January 13, 2020.

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