Freda Joy Rosen
1928 - 2016
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October 31, 1928 - September 18, 2016 Freda Rosen, a resident of Beverly Hills for more than 50 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18. She was 87. Rosen was born Freda Laulicht in New York City in 1928, the eldest of three children of Dan and Sadelle Laulicht, though it was her aunts Ethel and Rose Flashenberg who really raised her. Her brother and sister predeceased her. She played blonde bombshell Rita Wedemeyer in the June 1956 episode of The Honeymooners, "Alice and the Blonde," among a host of other modeling and stage acting credits before giving up acting to raise her family. She and her husband, comedy writer Arnie Rosen, moved from New York to Beverly Hills with their three sons in 1965. Arnie, who won Emmys for The Phil Silvers Show and The Carol Burnett Show, passed away in 1980. Freda earned her Bachelor's degree at the age of 65 and her Master's degree at 67, counseled couples and individuals for a decade afterwards, and was an active volunteer for many years at The Maple Counseling Center of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles Free Clinic. She is survived by her three devoted sons, Jim (Nathalie) of Los Angeles, Andy of Austin, Texas, and Don (April) of Beverly Hills. She was the loving grandmother of seven (Hailey, Corrie, Amanda, Estella, Melina, Teddy, and Emily). She will also be fondly remembered by her best friend for more than 50 years, Adele Nadel, her companion in recent years, Janet Alvarez, and numerous friends and relatives on both coasts. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made in Freda's name to The Maple Counseling Center, 9107 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Services were private.

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Published in Los Angeles Times from Sep. 23 to Sep. 25, 2016.
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January 12, 2020
Alice and the blond was my favorite episode of the honeymooners, I love rita was so beautiful, sorry to hear about her passing, may she rest in eternal peace.
Martha Ostrow
December 7, 2019
As a honeymooners fan like all the other characters you will always be a pleasure to remember and a getaway from the crazy rediculas world we live in God Bless test in peace
Mike
November 30, 2019
One of my favorite episodes. She was terrific.
Risa
October 23, 2017
You were so funny, beautiful, and full of life as Rita Wedemeyer! Loved the acting and the part! Thank You from helping so many people! Rest easy, sweet Lady.
Craig
September 23, 2017
Rita
RIP Freda, your appearance on the Honeymooners will always be remembered and was one of the best.
"Your husband certainly is a treasure"
"Yes, it was. Don't you have certain names you like to call your husband?"
Carlo B
December 25, 2016
Incredible to finally meet the real-life "Rita Wedemyer" ("He certainly is a treasure"). You will live on in that iconic role, but it is evident that long afterwards you continued to maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. God Bless and RIP.
Robert Sieger
September 23, 2016
You will live forever as Rita Wedemeyer !


Thank you for your outstanding performance in the honeymooners !

RIP Freda
September 23, 2016
As a "Honeymooners"fan, it was always a delight to see Freda play so well, the role of Rita Wedemeyer. Even more that she did well post TV, helping people. Freda will always be a "treasure".
Pat Alder
September 23, 2016
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
eloise brown
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