Gloria Henry, Actress Who Played Alice Mitchell on ‘Dennis the Menace,’ Dies at 98
Gloria Henry — the actress best known for playing Alice Mitchell, mother of Dennis Mitchell on the 1959-63 sitcom “Dennis the Menace” — died on Saturday.
She was 98.“It is with great sadness to let of all my dear and amazing mother’s fans know that she passed peacefully,” her son, Adam, wrote in a Facebook post.
“Please raise a glass and a toast to our beautiful mother Gloria Henry for a life well lived.”Born Gloria Eileen McEniry on April 2, 1923 in New Orleans, she began her acting career in the early 1940s after moving to Los Angeles as a teenager, where she adopted her stage name, Gloria Henry.
In 1947, she made her film debut co-starring in the horse racing drama “Sport of Kings.” Other credits from her early career included two films with Gene Autry — “The Strawberry Roan” and “Riders in the Sky” — as well as the Lucille Ball romantic comedy