Carol Bruce

Carol Bruce, who starred in several Broadway musicals and was well remembered as station manager Arthur Carlson's wealthy, imperious mother in the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," died Oct. 9, 2007, in Woodlands Hill, CA. She was 87. A sultry brunette with almond-shaped eyes and long, tapered eyebrows, Ms. Bruce made her Broadway debut in Irving Berlin's 1940 musical Louisiana Purchase, in which she got to introduce the title tune. Legend has it that the song that was written for her by Berlin. The show landed her on the cover of the Sept. 9, 1940, cover of Life Magazine. This led to a role in The New Priorities of 1943.

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  • Born: Nov 15, 1919 in Great Neck, NY, USA
  • Death: Oct 9, 2007 in Woodlands Hill, CA