Alice Ghostley

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Alice was a good friend of Maggie Smith and when Smith won an Oscar in 1969 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 in 1969 for her starring role in ''The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'' and was unable to attend, Ghostley accepted the Oscar on her behalf.
  
She first appeared on the TV-series ''Bewitched'' as Samantha's maid. Watch her as "Naomi" in [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzJVWW3lzyw "Maid to Order" here] on YouTube. Later Ghostley's character "Esmerelda" was introduced as a regular on the series in 1969, after the May 1968 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>
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She first appeared on the TV-series ''Bewitched'' as Samantha's maid. Watch her as "Naomi" in [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzJVWW3lzyw "Maid to Order" here] on YouTube. Note the '''fascinating''' bit where Louise's maid is named... yes ... Esmerelda !
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Later Ghostley's character "Esmerelda" was introduced as a regular on the series in 1969, after the May 1968 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, in the ABC "The Julie Andrews Hour".  Watch it [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUIiDRHem7Q here] on YouTube. (Note: Alice appears only for the few few minutes, the rest is Julie dancing and singing.)
 
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, in the ABC "The Julie Andrews Hour".  Watch it [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUIiDRHem7Q here] on YouTube. (Note: Alice appears only for the few few minutes, the rest is Julie dancing and singing.)

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