- The Washington Times - Friday, November 11, 2005

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jean Carson, who appeared in dozens of television shows and movies and on Broadway, died Nov. 2 in a convalescent home in Palm Desert, Calif. She moved there after suffering a stroke. She was 82.

Miss Carson was perhaps best known for playing “Fun Girl” Daphne on “The Andy Griffith Show.” She appeared in only three episodes but Daphne and her line “hello, doll,” which she said as she flirted with Sheriff Andy Taylor, have become a part of Mayberry mythology.

Miss Carson also appeared in “The Red Buttons Show,” “Ellery Queen,” “The G.E. Theater,” “Wagon Train” and “The Untouchables.”

She began her acting career on Broadway in 1948, appearing in George S. Kaufman’s “Bravo.” In 1949, she appeared in “Bird Cage” and was nominated for a Tony for Most Promising Newcomer.

Her film credits include “I Married a Monster From Outer Space,” “Gunn” and “Fun With Dick and Jane.”

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