Mary Jane Croft, 83, an actress who played a variety of...

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August 26, 1999

Mary Jane Croft, 83, an actress who played a variety of comedian Lucille Ball's sidekicks for more than 12 years, died Tuesday at her Los Angeles home of natural causes, a family spokeswoman said yesterday. On "Here's Lucy," she played a neighbor called Mary Jane Lewis. That was the actress' married name -- she had wed "The Lucy Show" producer, Elliot Lewis, whom she met while appearing in the series.

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