Ann B Davis “Alice the Brady Bunch Housekeeper Dies”

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Alice, the maid on the 1970’s sitcom, the Brady Bunch has died at the age of 88.

TV legend Ann B. Davis who played Alice on "The Brady Bunch" has died. Alice, whose real name is Ann B. Davis  fell in her bathroom of her Texas home early this morning and hit her head causing grave damage.

She was knocked unconsciousness and according to sources she never regained consciousness.

Sources close to Davis say that her overall health was good and the news of her death came as a shock to all those who knew her.

Ann Bradford Davis is an American television actress. Davis achieved prominence for her role in The Bob Cummings Show for which she twice won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

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Ann B. Davis (Alice) made her debut in show business at age 6 earning $2.00 in a puppet show. At the University of Michigan, Anne planned to study medicine but got the acting bug from her brother who was the lead dancer in the national company of “Oklahoma” for over a year. Anne then spent six years in little theaters, stock companies, touring musicals, and such until she got her break as “Schultzie”, the secretary on the “Bob Cummings Show.” Before Hollywood, Anne spent a summer at the Cain Park Theater and a year at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, Pa. She studied everything about show production and played dozens of roles ranging from teenagers to characters over 60. In 1949, she arrived at Porterville, Ca. and spent three years at the Barn theater. She then moved down the coast to Monterey, where she appeared at the Wharf theater. From there she decided to try Hollywood. Anne has also played many parts on stage including “The Women”, “Twelfth Night”, “Dark Of The Moon”, and others. Her mother, Marguerite Scott Davis, appeared with professional stock companies for over thirty years.

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Ann B. Davis Trivia:

  • Has a twin sister named Harriet.
  • She won two Emmys in the 1950s for The Bob Cummings Show (1955). Some have nicknamed it, “Love that Bob”, as a substitute and shorter title.

  • Joined an Episcopalian religious community in Denver, in 1974.
  • Graduated from the University of Michigan in 1948, with a B.A. in Theatre.
  • First motion picture part was in Strategic Air Command (1955) with James Stewart, as a waitress who sets a cake in front of Stewart. The scene was later cut out of the film.
  • To many, she is best remembered as a constantly humorous maid, Alice Nelson, on ABC’s weekly hit television series, The Brady Bunch (1969).

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  • The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABCThe daughter of an electrical engineer father and an amateur actress mother.
  • Appeared in a play called “The Nearlyweds,” which was written expressly for her by Lloyd J. Schwartz, producer of The Brady Bunch (1969).
  • Toured Vietnam, Thailand and Korea with the USO.
  • Originally wanted to be a doctor and studied pre-med at the University of Michigan.
  • Grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • Can currently be seen in a new commercial for the Swiffer duster with other actors known for their roles as maids and butlers, like Christopher Hewitt’s Mr. Belvedere, on current and former TV shows. She is reprising her role as the Brady’s humorous and favorite maid, Alice Nelson. [April 2004]
  • Now retired from acting, Ann lives with fellow parishioners near San Antonio, Texas, where she is involved in prayer, Bible study, and occasional charity works. [December 1999]
  • Best friend of Florence Henderson.
  • Was one of the three actors to appear in every episode of The Brady Bunch (1969).
  • The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC. The series revolves around a large blended family which includes six children.

 

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