Actress Ann B. Davis, best known for playing housekeeper Alice on “The Brady Bunch,” died Sunday at age 88, a medical examiner confirmed. The AP reports that Davis was hospitalized over the weekend after a fall in her San Antonio home.
Almost immediately after the news broke, people started paying tribute on Twitter. The news also sparked many fond recollections of “Brady Bunch” memories, particularly from those who watched the classic 1970s family sitcom after school for years. Alice, known as the lovable maid in the chaotic Brady household, is a big source of nostalgia for one of the most famous shows in television history.
Some of Davis’s co-stars weighed in as well: Eve Plumb, who starred as middle daughter Jan, released a statement: “Ann was an amazing lady. She was great to work with, and I have wonderful memories of our scenes together on ‘The Brady Bunch.’ She was kind and generous to all of us on set,” she said. Actress Maureen McCormick, best known for playing Marcia Brady, also sent a statement to the Hollywood Reporter: “I admired Ann B so much as an actor … She was one of my earliest role models, and that continues to this day. She made me a better person. How blessed I am to have had her in my life.”
Some other famous fans offered their thoughts as well. Many included photos, as well as references to Sam the Butcher, her character’s love interest on the show.
We all loved Alice … pic.twitter.com/1OcG2xV4yF
— Rosie (@Rosie) June 2, 2014
Ann B Davis. How many mornings I have spent with you. ” oh Alice”. RIP
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) June 2, 2014
I grew up wanting to be Marcia Brady but with 4 kids, I turned into Alice the Maid. RIP Ann B. Davis. pic.twitter.com/SJCdLA289Z
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) June 1, 2014
Alice- i’m sure Sam the butcher is excited to see you!! RIP Ann B Davis
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) June 2, 2014
RIP Ann B. Davis. I’ve loved you since Love That Bob.
— Ken Levine (@KenLevine) June 2, 2014
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) June 2, 2014
Her name might not have been Brady, but she was at the center of that family. RIP Ann B. Davis. pic.twitter.com/NoDt9SJmd9
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) June 1, 2014
RIP, Ann B. Davis. You were very loved by more families than just the Bradys. What is your favorite Alice memory? #BradyBunch
— Emily Giffin (@emilygiffin) June 2, 2014
RIP Ann B. Davis. As Alice on the Brady Bunch: “Some of the happiest moments of my life have been spent right here in this house.”
— Ben Sherwood (@bensherwood) June 2, 2014
— Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizbethperkins) June 2, 2014