Gloria Henry dead at 98: TV mom famous for ‘Dennis the Menace’ role dies just one day after her birthday at home

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Gloria Henry dead at 98: TV mom famous for ‘Dennis the Menace’ role dies just one day after her birthday at home

DENNIS the Menace star Gloria Henry died on Saturday one day after her 98th birthday, her family confirmed. Her daughter Erin told The Hollywoo

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DENNIS the Menace star Gloria Henry died on Saturday one day after her 98th birthday, her family confirmed.

Her daughter Erin told The Hollywood Reporter that the famed TV Mom passed away in her home in Los Angeles.

Actress Gloria Henry died on Saturday aged 98

Henry’s cause of death was not confirmed.

The New Orleans native had starred in movies with Gene Autry, Lucille Ball and George Raft before breaking through in the role of Dennis the Menace’s mother in the 1960s CBS comedy.

She played Alice Mitchell for four seasons starting in October 1959 until it was canceled in 1963.

Born Gloria Eileen McEniry in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 2, 1923, the actress moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, where she worked on radio shows, commercials and performed in theater groups.

She made her movie debut in 1947 in Sport of Kings, Deadline reports.

Henry later starred in 1949’s Miss Grant Takes Richmond with Lucille Ball and Rancho Notorious in 1952 with Marlene Dietrich.


Henry was married to architect Craig Ellwood from 1949 until their 1977 divorce, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She had three children: Jeffrey, Adam and Erin.

They paid tribute to her on social media, sharing images of her most iconic roles.

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