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Actress Carol Wayne Drowns In Mexico

January 14, 1985 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Actress Carol Wayne, the wide-eyed, breathy-voiced blonde who often played a sexy foil for Johnny Carson’s ribald jokes on ″The Tonight Show,″ has drowned in Mexico, her ex-husband said Monday. She was 39.

Miss Wayne had been vacationing with friends in the Pacific Coast resort of Manzanillo, Barry Feinstein said in a telephone interview from New York. She was last seen on the beach Friday morning by guests at a hotel, and her body was found Sunday, he said.

The circumstances of her drowning were not known, said Feinstein, who was notified of her death Sunday by U.S. State Department officials in Mexico. Miss Wayne could not swim, he said.

Feinstein said he last spoke to his ex-wife by telephone at Christmas, and she seemed in good spirits.

″She was a great person. Warm, fun and good,″ said Feinstein. They have a 15-year-old son, Alex.