Alice Ghostley

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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>
 
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 cousin "Alice" on the TV-series ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'' starring Andy Griffith for one year.  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.)
 
  
 
===Later Career and Death===
 
===Later Career and Death===

Revision as of 20:10, 6 August 2008

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