Sad news today in the TV world as an iconic character actor has passed away. Ann B. Davis played housekeeper Alice in The Brady Bunch’s entire series run from 1969-1974, and reprised the role many, many times in reunion events. Last night, she passed away at the age of 88 in her Texas home. Despite her age, her death was indeed a shock. Via TMZ:
“According to the couple she lived with in Texas … Ann fell in her bathroom early this morning and hit her head causing grave damage. We’re told she never regained consciousness. Her roommate says Davis had been pretty healthy for an 88-year old woman — and her death was a total shock. In fact, she even walked downstairs to say goodnight before going to bed.”
In 2004, Davis described how she conceived the original character of Alice:
“I made up a background story. I did have a twin sister, so I used that as a basis. … I cared very much about this family. It was my family. It was as close to my family as Alice would ever get. I would have died for any single one of them at any point,” she said. “You know, they wrote me such gorgeous things to do, as the intermediary between the kids and the adults, and between the boys and the girls. And they gave me funny things to do.”
Her funeral is currently being arranged by members of her church. Thoughts go out to her family and friends.
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