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Carol Wayne, TV Comedienne, Dies

January 15, 1985

Carol Wayne, the full-figured, wide-eyed and squeaky-voiced blonde who was the Matinee Lady on "The Tonight Show" for many years, has drowned in the Mexican resort of Manzanillo, it was reported Monday.

Her second husband, photographer Barry Feinstein, said from New York that an autopsy disclosed that she had drowned. She was 42 and her body was found Sunday. Feinstein said she was last seen on the beach in the Pacific resort on Friday, adding that his former wife could not swim.

Thrice married and divorced, her most recent ex-husband was TV producer Burt Sugarman. She and Feinstein are parents of a son, Alex, 15.

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