‘Brady Bunch’ star Ann B. Davis dies at age 88; her famous fans pay tribute

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Yahr is an entertainment reporter and pop culture blogger for the Style section. She joined the Post in May 2008, a week before she graduated from the University of Maryland, and worked on Lisa de Moraes' TV Column and blog.
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