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Mary Grace Canfield: 'Green Acres' actress dies at 89

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Mary Grace Canfield died and 89 on Saturday. The actress best known for her role on "Green Acres," died in hospice in Santa Barbara, Ca. According to The Baltimore Sun on Feb. 18, she died of lung cancer.

On "Green Acres," Canfield was Ralph Monroe, who, with her brother Alf, was perennially working on the bedroom of a city slicker couple (Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor) at their newly acquired farm near Hooterville.

Mary Grace Canfield's career began in the theater and she was in several Broadway plays between 1952 and 1964. In addition to "Green Acres" she appeared in many television shows including "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Bewitched." Her work in the entertainment industry also covered feature films such as "Pollyanna", "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes".

Her "Green Acres" role spanned 40 episodes during the six-season run of the popular show from 1965 to 1971. She was last seen publicly when she attended the funeral of Eddie Albert in 2005 with co-stars Frank Cady and Sid Melton.

Mary Grace Canfield was born in Rochester, New York. Her husband, John Bischof, her daughter Phoebe Alexiades and sister Constance Canfield, survives her.

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