Ann B. Davis, who played the beloved housekeeper Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch, died on Sunday at the age of 88. Bishop William Frey, a close friend of the Davis family, told CNN that the actress hit her head during a fall in her San Antonio home on Saturday, from which she never regained consciousness.
Alice was central — literally, she occupied the center square of the show's famed opening credit sequence — to the Brady Bunch, both the fictional family and the show. Instantly recognizable in her trademark blue and white uniform, Alice was Davis's best-known work. However, she won two best supporting actress Emmys for her work in the The Bob Cummings Show in 1958 and 1959, as the Hollywood Reporter noted.
Davis's death has brought many to search out some of her most memorable moments on the show. This is one of our favorites:
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