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Beverley Owen, the Original Marilyn From 'The Munsters,' Dies at 81

TheWrap logo TheWrap 2/25/2019 Jennifer Maas
Beverley Owen posing for the camera © TheWrap Beverley Owen

Beverley Owen, the actress who played the original Marilyn Munster on the iconic 1960s sitcom "The Munsters," has died. She was 81.

Her co-star Butch Patrick, who played half-vampire, half-werewolf child Eddie Munster on the series, confirmed Owen's death in a Facebook post on Sunday.

"Beautiful Beverly Owen [sic] has left us," Patrick wrote. "What a sweet soul. I had the biggest crush on her. RIP Bev and thanks for your 13 memorable Marilyn Munster episodes."

a screenshot of a social media post: Beverley Owen Butch Patrick © Provided by The Wrap News, Inc. Beverley Owen Butch Patrick

According to TMZ, Owen's daughter, Polly Stone, said the actress died Feb. 21 in Vermont, after a battle with ovarian cancer. Stone told the outlet that Owen was diagnosed with the disease in January 2017, but had kept it private.

A representative for Patrick did not immediately respond for TheWrap's request for comment on his post and how he learned of Owen's death.

She is survived by two daughters, Polly and Kate.

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