Brady Bunch Star Dies in Boerne
Posted June 1st, 2014 @ 6:53pm
Ann B. Davis, who gave up a successful career as a comic actress to devote herself to Christian mission work, died Sunday of complications suffered in a fall at her home in Boerne, 1200 news reports. She was 88.
Davis was best known for playing Alice, the ditzy maid on the late sixties sitcom, 'The Brady Bunch.' The show ran from 1969-1974.. Before that, Davis played Schultzy on "The Bob Cummings Show,' winning Emmys in 1958 and 1959. She also appeared in comedy films, including 'Naked Gun 33 1/3, the Final Insult.' She was also a familiar face on TV commercials, including advertising for a duster in the 'Alice' character.
Although Davis appeared as Alice on eighties specials like 'A Very Brady Christmas,' and appeared in summer stock comedy theater, her official biography says she generally gave up acting in the mid seventies to work for the Episcopal Church in several capacities.
Davis moved to Boerne in the late nineties with a mission led by Bishop William Frey.
Davis fell in a bathroom Saturday morning and hit her head, Frey said. She died at University Hospital.