Alice Ghostley

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For her role as Mavis Parodus Bryson in the 1965 "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" she received a Tony Award as "Best Featured Actress in a Play".
 
For her role as Mavis Parodus Bryson in the 1965 "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" she received a Tony Award as "Best Featured Actress in a Play".
  
<table><tr><td> Alice had a small role as one of the greeters at the wedding in 1967's film ''The Graduate''.  In her longest scene she stands next-to 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].
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<table><tr><td>She first appeared on the TV-series ''Bewitched'' as Samantha's maid "Naomi Hogan" on 6 Jan 1966 in Season 2, Episode 53 "Maid to Order" which you can watch on YouTube, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V1Pybt-JqQ Part 1 is here], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzJVWW3lzyw Part 2 is here], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5vDi_6XRuA&NR=1 Part 3 is here].  Note the '''fascinating''' bit where Louise Tate's maid is named... yes ... Esmerelda !
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Alice had a small role as one of the greeters at the wedding in 1967's film ''The Graduate''.  In her longest scene she stands next-to 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].
  
 
In 1967 Alice appeared in her first full-time TV series as "Mrs Nash" in NBC's new-series ''Captain Nice'' for that one season.  Alice and Felice moved to Los Angeles, California in 1968 when she states she didn't work for six months.   
 
In 1967 Alice appeared in her first full-time TV series as "Mrs Nash" in NBC's new-series ''Captain Nice'' for that one season.  Alice and Felice moved to Los Angeles, California in 1968 when she states she didn't work for six months.   
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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 "Naomi Hogan" in Episode 17 Show 53 "Maid to Order" which you can watch on YouTube, [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V1Pybt-JqQ Part 1 is here], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzJVWW3lzyw Part 2 is here], [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5vDi_6XRuA&NR=1 Part 3 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 when Samantha needs a babysitter.  She is a shy bundle-of-nerves who often fades slowly away when nervous.  When she isn't nervous her spell-casting is often very good, but when she is nervous all havoc breaks loose.</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 when Samantha needs a babysitter.  She is a shy bundle-of-nerves who often fades slowly away when nervous.  When she isn't nervous her spell-casting is often very good, but when she is nervous all havoc breaks loose.</td></tr></table>

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