CNN reports that actress Ann B. Davis has died today. The 88-year-old actress will forever be known for her role as housekeeper Alice Nelson on the “Brady Bunch.” Bishop William Frey, a close friend, confirmed that she fell in her bathroom and hit her head. She suffered a subdural hematoma and never woke up. From 1969 – 1974, the “Brady Bunch” appeared in living rooms all across America. The show will live forever in reruns.
Davis will always be remembered for her blue dress, apron and her funny one-liners. She also appeared in every episode of the Brady Bunch. Florence Henderson, who starred as Carol Brady posted on her Facebook page that she was devastated to hear about Davis’ passing. She said they had spoken recently.
She had won two Emmy awards for her work on “The Bob Cummings show.” She also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bishop Frey said that Davis was similar to her Brady Bunch character and was a devout Christian. Davis also appeared as Alice in several Brady Bunch specials and made a guest appearance as a truck driver in a 1995 “Brady Bunch” remake. She also released a cookbook in 1994 called Alice’s Brady Bunch Cookbook. According to her IMDb profile, Davis had originally planned to attend medical school. Instead, she decided to become an actress after watching her older brother’s performance of Oklahoma.
Ann Bradford Davis was Born in Schenectady, New York, and graduated from Strong Vincent High School. She then graduated from the University of Michigan in 1948 with a degree in Drama and Speech. She had retired from acting and lived near San Antonio, Texas, where she committed her days to prayer, Bible study and some charity work. The TV Guide website states that Davis sold Christmas cards after she originally moved to Hollywood. She also appeared in commercials for Ford, Minute Rice and the Swiffer disposable mop.