Meredith MacRae was an American actress and singer who had a successful career in the entertainment industry in the 1960s and 70s. She was born on May 30, 1944, in Houston, Texas, to parents Sheila MacRae and Gordon MacRae, both of whom were also actors. Meredith grew up in a showbiz family and was exposed to the entertainment industry from an early age. She began her own acting career as a teenager and quickly became a household name thanks to her role in the popular TV series, “My Three Sons.”
MacRae played the role of Sally Ann Morrison, the wife of Mike Douglas (played by Tim Considine) on “My Three Sons” from 1963 to 1965. She was a recurring character on the show, appearing in 59 episodes, and quickly became a fan favorite. However, her role on “My Three Sons” was not her only contribution to the entertainment industry. She also appeared in a number of other TV shows and films, including “Petticoat Junction,” “The Farmer’s Daughter,” “The Girls on the Beach,” and “Bikini Beach.”
Despite her success in the industry, MacRae remained humble and down-to-earth. She was known for her kind and gentle nature, as well as her beauty and talent as an actress. She continued to work in the industry throughout the 1970s and 80s, appearing in TV shows like “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” and “Happy Days,” as well as films like “The Census Taker” and “The Centerfold Girls.”
However, MacRae’s career began to slow down in the 1990s, and she eventually retired from acting altogether. She moved to Idaho with her husband, Greg Mullavey, and became an advocate for animal welfare. She was actively involved in a number of animal rescue organizations and helped to raise awareness for the plight of animals in need.
Despite her retirement from acting, MacRae continued to be remembered and celebrated by fans of “My Three Sons” and the entertainment industry as a whole. She passed away on July 14, 2000, at the age of 56 due to complications from brain cancer. Her legacy as a talented and beloved actress, as well as a devoted animal welfare advocate, lives on to this day.
In addition to her successful acting career, MacRae was also known for her personal life. She was married and divorced three times, with her first marriage being to actor and director Richard Berger. She later married actor and producer Greg Mullavey, with whom she remained until her death. MacRae and Mullavey had one child together, a daughter named Allison Mullavey, who also went on to have a successful career in the entertainment industry as a writer and producer. Throughout her life, MacRae remained a kind, caring, and talented individual who touched the lives of many through her work in the entertainment industry and her advocacy for animal welfare.