Ann B. Davis, ‘Brady Bunch’s’ Alice, Dead at 88
Ann B. Davis, who was best known for playing Alice Nelson on the hit ABC series “The Brady Bunch” died Sunday in San Antonio, Texas.
Davis fell and hit her head in her bathroom on Saturday night and suffered a subdural hematoma, her close friend Bishop William Frey told CNN.
She was taken to a hospital where she died a few hours later.
The actress was born in Schenectady, New York, on May 5, 1926.
She studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she was a pre-med student but later changed her mind and decided to study drama. Davis graduated in 1948 with a degree in drama and speech.
She landed her role as Alice, the Brady family’s loveable housekeeper in 1969. She appeared on the hit television series during its entire five year run.
Before joining “The Brady Bunch,” Davis co-starred on “The Bob Cummings Show” in the 1950s, which earned her two Emmy Awards, according to her IMDB page.
In 1960, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Over the years, Davis appeared in a series of Brady Bunch TV movies, including “The Brady Girls Get Married” (1981), “A Very Brady Christmas” (1988), and “The Brady Bunch Movie” (1995).
In 1994, she published a cookbook titled Alice’s Brady Bunch Cookbook, with Brady Bunch inspired recipes. Ann B. Davis was 88.