Alice Ghostley

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===Middle Career===
 
===Middle Career===
For her work in the 1965 "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" she received a Tony Award as "Best Featured Player".
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<td>For her work in the 1965 "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" she received a Tony Award as "Best Featured Player".
  
 
Although Alice had many roles on television and film, she never was cast in a starring position.  She is most remembered today for her television roles as "Alice" on ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'', as "Esmerelda" on ''Bewitched'' and as "Bernice Clifton" on ''Designing Women''.  Alice had a small role as one of the wedding guests in 1967's film ''The Graduate''.  In one scene she stands with fellow-actress [[Marion Lorne]] who she would later replace on the TV-series ''Bewitched'', after Marion's death.  Some have seen that as a bit...ghostley.
 
Although Alice had many roles on television and film, she never was cast in a starring position.  She is most remembered today for her television roles as "Alice" on ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'', as "Esmerelda" on ''Bewitched'' and as "Bernice Clifton" on ''Designing Women''.  Alice had a small role as one of the wedding guests in 1967's film ''The Graduate''.  In one scene she stands with fellow-actress [[Marion Lorne]] who she would later replace on the TV-series ''Bewitched'', after Marion's death.  Some have seen that as a bit...ghostley.
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Alice was a good friend of Maggie Smith and when Smith won an Oscar for her starring role in ''The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'' and was unable to attend, Ghostley accepted the Oscar on her behalf.
 
Alice was a good friend of Maggie Smith and when Smith won an Oscar for her starring role in ''The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'' and was unable to attend, Ghostley accepted the Oscar on her behalf.
  
Ghostley's character "Esmerelda" was introduced on the TV-series ''Bewitched'' in 1969, after the death of [[Marion Lorne]], the actress who played the lovable-but-befuddled "Aunt Clara". The studio wanted another comedic-actress to be introduced to the series to replace her, but in a different role.  Esmerelda is typically summoned with Samantha needs a babysitter.  She is a shy bundle-of-nerves who often fades slowly away when nervous.
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Ghostley's character "Esmerelda" was introduced on the TV-series ''Bewitched'' in 1969, after the death of [[Marion Lorne]], the actress who played the lovable-but-befuddled "Aunt Clara". The studio wanted another comedic-actress to be introduced to the series to replace her, but in a different role.  Esmerelda is typically summoned with Samantha needs a babysitter.  She is a shy bundle-of-nerves who often fades slowly away when nervous.</td></tr></table>
  
 
In it's third season in 1970, Alice became "Alice" on the TV-series ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'' starring Andy Griffith.  Alice and Felice in 1970 moved into their first house in the Hollywood Hills, previously having rented, mostly living in apartments in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood.  In 1973 she again teamed up with Julie Andrews, playing her foil, as the ABC "The Julie Andrews Hour".
 
In it's third season in 1970, Alice became "Alice" on the TV-series ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'' starring Andy Griffith.  Alice and Felice in 1970 moved into their first house in the Hollywood Hills, previously having rented, mostly living in apartments in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood.  In 1973 she again teamed up with Julie Andrews, playing her foil, as the ABC "The Julie Andrews Hour".

Revision as of 16:53, 6 August 2008

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