Alice from the “Brady Bunch” has died at 88

Ann B. Davis, who played the housekeeper “Alice” on the late 60s, early 70s sitcom “The Brady Bunch” has died. She was 88. (I know, can you believe it?)


Davis fell and hit her head in the bathroom yesterday (Saturday), and never regained consciousness.

Ann B. Davis at the 5th Annual TV Land Awards. Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA. 04-14-07 (s_bukley /

Ann B. Davis at the 5th Annual TV Land Awards. Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA. 04-14-07 (s_bukley /

This getting-older thing is getting creepier and creepier.

In honor of Alice, I went to YouTube to dig up some old Brady Bunch clips. Here are a few (included some that were clearly edited, but are funny. They’re not all about Alice.

Here’s one I never noticed – I think the person is right, Mike Brady swore:

Here’s a neat clip someone put together of all the different intros to the show, over 5 seasons.

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha

Oh my nose!

Alice in the dunking booth.

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13 Responses to “Alice from the “Brady Bunch” has died at 88”

  1. benb says:

    For anyone who doesn’t know :

    Falls–for the elderly—are frequently fatal or result in an admission to a long-term care facility. Even a traffic accident that would be seem minor at 50 can be big trouble for someone over 75.

  2. Brian C. Bock says:

    “This getting-older thing stinks.”

    It beats the alternative.

  3. dcinsider says:

    Loved Alice. RIP.

  4. heimaey says:

    I loved Alice. I think she was a religious nutbag to a degree, but I don’t think she was hateful or bigoted.

  5. HeartlandLiberal says:

    A friend emailed me from the state of my birth lo these 68 years ago a couple weeks ago, to let me know that a close friend from college, same age, had died. I had not been in touch with him for over a decade, but had visited with him on a visit back to Alabama over twelve or so years ago. He and I played tennis and hand ball all through college, starting what was to become a lifelong habit of exercise aimed at trying to stay fit. All I can say of his death at 68 is: too damned soon, too damned young. He was still creating and active in documentary film making.

  6. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    I can’t connect that with “For everything there is a season…” Can you explain the seque?

  7. Okay, so the whole Cylon thing was from the Bible?

    Whatever is has already been,
    and what will be has been before;
    and God will call the past to account

  8. RepubAnon says:

    Reminds me of an old Richard Pryor routine: “And the ultimate test is – can you survive death. So far, nobody we know of has passed the ultimate test…

  9. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    RIP Ann. We appreciate the laughs.

    For John: Ecclesiastes 3

  10. Indigo says:

    May she rest in peace.

  11. FuzzyRabbit says:

    My best friend closed his emails with “Never regret growing older. Many people do not have that opportunity.”

    RIP Regi.

  12. Dave of the Jungle says:

    There’s only one alternative to old age.

  13. I agree. We keep getting reminded of our mortality.

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