Dorothy E. Sharpe

Dorothy E. Sharpe, mother of actress Karen Sharpe Kramer and mother-in-law of producer-director Stanley Kramer, died Sept. 28 of pneumonia at Sherman Oaks Hospital. She was 92.

Sharpe’s daughter appeared in the TV series “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Gunsmoke.” Her son-in-law was producer-director on films such as “Inherit the Wind” (1960), “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” (1963) and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967).

In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, Sharpe is survived by her sister, Lucille, and two granddaughters, Katharine, a singer-actress-producer, and Jennifer, an actress-composer.

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