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Actress Ann B. Davis, Alice from The Brady Bunch, dies at 88


Actress Ann B. Davis, best known for playing beloved housekeeper Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch, died Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. She was 88.

Her agent, Robert Malcolm, confirmed that Davis became comatose after falling in the bathroom, and died in the hospital, NBC News reports. "She was a really nice, a really lovely woman," Malcolm said.

Davis won two Emmys for her work in the 1950s television program The Bob Cummings Show, but was best known for playing the loveable and witty Alice on The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. Davis had her first job in entertainment at the age of 6, earning $2 for appearing in a puppet show. She had planned on becoming a doctor, but decided to become an actress after seeing her brother perform as the lead dancer in a national company of Oklahoma.