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Mary Grace Canfield dies of lung cancer at 89

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Veteran actress Mary Grace Canfield, who played handywoman Ralph Monroe on Green Acres TV show, has died at the age of 89.

Mary Grace Canfield’s daughter, Phoebe Alexiades, says the actress died of lung cancer on Saturday at a hospice in the California coastal town of Santa Barbara.

She was best known for her role of Ralph Monroe in some 40 episodes of Green Acres which ran from 1965 to 1971.

Mary Grace Canfield played handywoman Ralph Monroe on Green Acres TV show

Mary Grace Canfield played handywoman Ralph Monroe on Green Acres TV show

Ralph Monroe greeted folks in the town of Hootersville with a cheery “howdy doody,” wore painters’ overalls and was forever working on the Douglas family’s bedroom with her brother, Alf.

Mary Grace Canfield had appearances on a number of TV shows during a four-decade career, including General Hospital and The Hathaways.

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