Entertainment TV 'The Munsters' Star Beverley Owen Dies at 81 Beverley Owen played the original Marilyn Munster for the first 13 episodes of The Munsters By Aurelie Corinthios Published on February 25, 2019 11:12 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Beverley Owen. Photo: Everett Beverley Owen, best known for playing the original Marilyn Munster on season 1 of The Munsters, has died. She was 81. Her costar Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster, announced the news on Facebook on Sunday, writing: “Beautiful Beverly Owen has left us. What a sweet soul. I had the biggest crush on her. RIP Bev and thanks for your 13 memorable Marilyn Munster episodes.” Eddie Munster Is Getting Married! Butch Patrick to Wed https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fewmunster%2Fposts%2F2317767041601719&width=500 Owen’s daughter also confirmed the news, telling TMZ that the actress died surrounded by friends and family at her home in Vermont on Feb. 21 after battling ovarian cancer. Owen was reportedly diagnosed in January 2017 and had kept it private. Beverley Owen on The Munsters. Everett Owen left her role on The Munsters after 13 episodes to marry Jon Stone, a writer and producer. They were married for seven years, from 1967–1974. Owen was replaced by actress Pat Priest for the remainder of the series. In addition to Polly, Owen is survived by daughter Kate.