Hollywood's Yvonne De Carlo Dies

Yvonne De Carlo, one of Hollywood’s glamour queens of the 1940s and 1950s, who will be best remembered as TV’s great vampire mom from The Munsters, died January 8 at age 84 of natural causes. Playing Lily Munster in the series that became a syndication smash was one of many instances of De Carlo reinventing herself in a long and varied career. Other highlights include a 1971 Broadway triumph in Stephen Sondheim’s musical Follies and the role of Moses’ wife in Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 epic The Ten Commandments.

Robert Edelstein

Rob has written for Broadcasting+Cable since 2006, starting with his work on the magazine’s award-winning 75th-anniversary issue. He was born a few blocks away from Yankee Stadium … so of course he’s published three books on NASCAR, most notably, Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of NASCAR Legend Curtis Turner. He’s currently the special projects editor at TV Guide Magazine. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post and his origami art has been in The Wall Street Journal. He lives with his family in New Jersey and is writing a novel about the Wild West.