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RIP: 'Brady Bunch' star Ann B. Davis Dies At 88


Actress Ann B. Davis, legendary for her iconic performance as the housekeeper Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch, has passed away at the age of 88 after a fall. A close friend of Davis confirmed the news of her passing to Entertainment Tonight.

Davis' career in television blossomed when she played Charmaine Shultz on the NBC sitcom The Bob Cummings Show in 1955. For the role, she received four Emmy nominations, winning twice, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, one year after the show ended.

Nine years later came another role that would cement Davis' name in the popular consciousness. In 1969, a man with three sons married a woman with three daughters on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch, and the rest was history.

Davis was cast as Alice, the housekeeper for the Bunch, and over the five seasons and 117 episodes that aired, Alice became one of the most popular and beloved characters on television.

Since The Brady Bunch ended its run in 1974, Davis has reprised her role numerous times in made-for-TV movie specials and for several Brady Bunch reunion specials, and even appeared in a cameo in the 1995 feature film.

She continued to act throughout her life, performing in a number of plays including the stage productions of Arsenic And Old Lace and Crazy For You.

Davis passed away in her home in San Antonio, Texas on the morning of Sunday, June 1 According to CNN, Davis slipped and fell in the bathroom and hit her head, causing fatal injuries.

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