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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<table><tr><td>For her work in the 1965 "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" she received a Tony Award as "Best Featured Player".  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.  You can watch the entire 48 second clip [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj7SvZj2kOY here].</td><td>
 
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<table><tr><td>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.  You can watch the entire 48 second clip [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj7SvZj2kOY here].</td><td>
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  Alice Ghostley and Marion Lorne in 1967's ''The Graduate''</td></tr></table>
 
  Alice Ghostley and Marion Lorne in 1967's ''The Graduate''</td></tr></table>
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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.  Note the '''fascinating''' bit where Louise Tate's maid is named... yes ... Esmerelda !
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She first appeared on the TV-series ''Bewitched'' as Samantha's maid "Naomi" in Episode 17 Show 53 "Maid to Order" which you can watch on YouTube, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V1Pybt-JqQ Par 1 is here], http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzJVWW3lzyw Part 2 is here].  Note the '''fascinating''' bit where Louise Tate's maid is named... yes ... Esmerelda !
  
 
  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>
 
  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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