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Alice from 'Brady Bunch
"The Brady Bunch" had a successful run until 1974, but it didn't die then. It returned as "The Brady Bunch Hour" (1977), "The Brady Brides" (1981), "The Bradys" (1990). It even appeared as a Saturday morning spinoff.
In her blue and white maid's uniform, Davis' character, Alice Nelson, was constantly cleaning up messesl, and she was a mainstay of stability for the family. Davis' face occupied the center square during the show's opening credits. Her love interest was Sam the butcher, played by Allan Melvin.
During her stints in "The Bob Cummings Show" and "The Brady Bunch," she used the layoffs to appear in summer theater with such shows as "Three on a Honeymoon." She also toured with the USO.
Davis never married, saying she never found a man who was more interesting than her career. "By the time I started to get interested (in finding someone)," she told the Chicago Sun Times, "all the good ones were taken.".
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In 1993, Davis returned to the theater, joining the touring cast of "Crazy for You," a musical featuring the songs of George and Ira Gershwin.
Ordinary an asset
Producer Sherwood Schwartz's "The Brady Bunch" debuted in 1969 and aired for five years. But like Schwartz's other hit, "Gilligan's Island," it lived on in reruns and sequels.
"The Brady Bunch Movie," with Shelley Long and Gary Cole as the parents, was a surprise box office hit in 1995. It had another actress as Alice, but Davis appeared in a bit part as a trucker.
Bill Frey, a retired bishop and a longtime friend of Davis, said she suffered a fall Saturday at her San Antonio home and never recovered. Frey said Davis had lived with him and his wife, Barbara, since 1976.
Bexar County, Texas, medical examiner's investigator Sara Horne said Davis died Sunday morning at University Hospital. Horne said no cause of death was available and that an autopsy was planned for today.
She played a gym teacher at an exclusive girls' school in 1965 66 in "The John Forsythe Show."
with three boys.
"I know at least a couple hundred glamour gals who are starving in this town," she told the Los Angeles Times in 1955, the year the Cummings show began its four year run. "I'd rather be myself and eating." She said she told NBC photographers not to retouch their pictures of her, but they ignored her request and "gave me eyebrows."
More than a decade before scoring as the Bradys' loyal Alice, Davis was the razor tongued secretary on another stalwart TV sitcom, "The Bob Cummings Show," which brought her two Emmys. Over the years, she also appeared on Broadway and in occasional movies.
After "The Bob Cummings Show" ended in 1959, Davis appeared in such movies as "A Man Called Peter," ''Lover Come Back" and "All Hands on Deck." During layoffs she played in Adidas D Rose 4.5 Navy
Davis considered her ordinary look an asset.
She attended the University of Michigan, joking that she was a premed student "until I discovered chemistry."For many years after "The Brady Bunch" wound up, Davis led a quiet religious life, affiliating herself with a group led by Frey.
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Ann B. Davis arrives April 14, 2007, at the 5th Annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Davis, who played Alice on "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at age 88.(Photo: Gus Ruelas / AP)SAN ANTONIO Emmy winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.
"I was born again," she told The Associated Press in 1993. "It happens to Episcopalians. Sometimes it doesn't hit you till you're 47 years old."
She was born Ann Bradford Davis in 1926, in Schenectady, New York, and grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. She said she took to using her middle initial because "just plain Ann Davis goes by pretty fast."
She took a long sabbatical from the theater, largely limiting her performances to "Brady Bunch" specials and TV ads.
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