Los Angeles – Jane Kean, a versatile performer who got her start in musical theater but was best known as Trixie alongside Jackie Gleason on a TV revival of “The Honeymooners,” has died. She was 90.
Kean, of Toluca Lake, Calif., died Tuesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank where she was taken after a fall that led to a hemorrhagic stroke.
Kean first started working with Jackie Gleason in the 1940s, when they were both on the vaudeville circuit.
Her big break, however, came in 1966 when Gleason and CBS revived the hit show “The Honeymooners,” expanding it to an hour and adding musical numbers. Kean, a talented singer, starred on the show for five years as Ed Norton’s beleaguered wife, Trixie.
Hostage-taking standoff ends with few injuries
Inglewood, Calif. – A gunman who fired several shots at a pair of Southern California police officers, hitting one, and held two people hostage for nearly nine hours was booked Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder, a sheriff’s official said.
Christopher Warsaw, 45, was being held on $1 million bail.
Warsaw was arrested late Wednesday after engaging police in a nearly nine-hour standoff after taking his girlfriend and her 14-year-old daughter hostage, authorities said.
He fired at officers who responded to a family disturbance call from the home that came at 12:30 p.m.
The worst injury occurred when an Inglewood policeman was shot in his bulletproof vest. He suffered blunt force injuries and spent Wednesday night in the hospital as a precaution, police said.