"Alice" from "The Brady Bunch" dies at 88

"Alice" from "The Brady Bunch" dies at 88

Posted: Updated:

Ann B. Davis, best known for being the wiseacre maid on TV's "The Brady Bunch," has died.

Davis was 88 and lived in San Antonio, Texas. She died after falling, her friend, Bishop William Frey, confirmed to CBS News.

Ann Bradford Davis first came to the attention of TV audiences as Charmaine "Schultzy" Schultz in the "Bob Cummings Show" on NBC from 1955 to 1959, CBS Los Angeles reports. She won two Emmys for her work on that sitcom and was nominated two additional times.

Davis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

But 1960's and 1970's era TV fans, and countless millions who have seen "Brady" reruns ever since, adored her as Alice Nelson, always quick with a cookie, a quip or sage advice for the six kids and often the parents, too.

When she was not starring in sitcoms and playing second bananas, she was often seen on commercials. Davis pitched Ford cars and was the face of Minute Rice for decades.

Davis, born in Schenectady, New York, had her first job in show business when she was 6. According to her IMDb.com bio, she made $2 for appearing in a puppet show.

She intended on being a doctor but got the desire to act for a living while watching her brother tour as a lead dancer in the national company of "Oklahoma."

Davis' other credits include "The John Forsythe Show," "Love, American Style," "Love Boat," as well as every variation of Brady-bilia including "The Brady Bunch Movie," "Hi Honey, I'm Home," "The Bradys," "A Very Brady Christmas," "The Brady Brides," "The Brady Girls Get Married" and "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour."

© 2014 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Kraft Recalls Thousands of Cases of American Singles Cheese

    Kraft Recalls Thousands of Cases of American Singles Cheese

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:48:52 GMT
    Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled nearly 8,000 cases of some of its popular American Singles cheese product amid spoilage concerns, according to the Food and Drug Administration....
    Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled nearly 8,000 cases of some of its popular American Singles cheese product amid spoilage concerns, according to the Food and Drug Administration....
  • Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:36:02 GMT
    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation
    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation
  • VIDEO: Stabbing in French Quarter

    VIDEO: Stabbing in French Quarter

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:26:40 GMT
    Police are asking for the public's help to identify two women wanted for stabbing a man in the French Quarter after stealing his wallet.
    Police are asking for the public's help to identify two women wanted for stabbing a man in the French Quarter after stealing his wallet.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.