Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ann B. Davis 1926-2014

Ann B. Davis, known to the world as the housekeeper Alice on the TV sitcom The Brady Bunch, died this morning after hitting her head in a fall, in a bathroom in her home in Texas.  She reportedly suffered a subdural hematoma, and did not regain consciousness.  According to Page Six:
Davis lived with another couple and was described by one of her roommates as “pretty healthy for an 88-year old woman.”
Davis was born in Schenectady, New York and graduated from the University of Michigan.  Before becoming the Brady family's housekeeper, she had risen to fame in 1955 for her role as Charmaine “Schultzy” Schultz on The Bob Cummings Show, which ran until 1959.  She later played the roll of gym teacher Miss Wilson on The John Forsythe Show, which lasted only a year starting in 1965.  Besides playing the role of Alice from 1969-1974, when The Brady Bunch was originally broadcast, Davis reprised the role for later TV movies and spin-offs.

Read the story at TMZ, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap and the above-mentioned Page Six.

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