Alice Ghostley

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In it's third season in 1970, Alice became cousin "Alice" on the TV-series ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'' starring Andy Griffith, after the "Aunt Bea" character was written out of the script.  She played in this role 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 1971 she appeared with Patty Duke in the movie ''Two on a Bench'', you can watch an excerpt [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHCGy0cgN-c here], as the kleptomaniac mother.  Very funny.
 
In it's third season in 1970, Alice became cousin "Alice" on the TV-series ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'' starring Andy Griffith, after the "Aunt Bea" character was written out of the script.  She played in this role 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 1971 she appeared with Patty Duke in the movie ''Two on a Bench'', you can watch an excerpt [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHCGy0cgN-c here], as the kleptomaniac mother.  Very funny.
  
In 1973 she again teamed up with Julie Andrews, playing her roommate and  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.)  Alice appeared in 1976's film ''Gator'' starring Bert Reynolds.  She appeared in an episode of the TV-series ''Good Times'' (with J.J. Walker), playing an adoption agent.  You can watch her in this role [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3qOftMBXFw here], she begins speaking at time 7:50.  It's just a '''tiny''' bit saccharin so you've been warned!
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From 1969 to 1973, she appeared in five episodes of ''Love, American Style''.  In 1973 she again teamed up with Julie Andrews, playing her roommate and  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.)  Alice appeared in 1976's film ''Gator'' starring Bert Reynolds.  She appeared as "Mrs. Dodds" in three episodes of the TV-series ''Good Times'' (with J.J. Walker), playing an adoption agent.  You can watch her in this role [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3qOftMBXFw here], she begins speaking at time 7:50.  It's just a '''tiny''' bit saccharin so you've been warned!
  
 
In 1978 she took over the role of Miss Hannigan, the alcoholic matron of the orphanage, in the long-running Broadway play ''Annie''.  Alice appears [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51v8Wtd8QYQ here on YouTube] in an undated "children's" show with Charles Nelson Reilly and Jonathan Harris (that guy who played the evil Dr. Smith on the TV-series ''Lost In Space'').
 
In 1978 she took over the role of Miss Hannigan, the alcoholic matron of the orphanage, in the long-running Broadway play ''Annie''.  Alice appears [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51v8Wtd8QYQ here on YouTube] in an undated "children's" show with Charles Nelson Reilly and Jonathan Harris (that guy who played the evil Dr. Smith on the TV-series ''Lost In Space'').
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<table><tr><td>She played shop-teacher Mrs. Murdock in the 1978 movie ''Grease'' starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.  You can see her [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8jIP5RXE6s here] on YouTube.  She was also in the 1978 movie ''Rabbit Test'' with [[Paul Lynde]] which was very bad.
 
<table><tr><td>She played shop-teacher Mrs. Murdock in the 1978 movie ''Grease'' starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.  You can see her [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8jIP5RXE6s here] on YouTube.  She was also in the 1978 movie ''Rabbit Test'' with [[Paul Lynde]] which was very bad.
  
In 1986/7 she became a regular on the TV-series ''Designing Women'' as the eccentric "Bernice Clifton", for which she received an Emmy nomination in 1992.  She appeared sporadically on that show until the show was cancelled in 1993.  Watch one of her most memorable episodes [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTI_EawgRD8 here] on YouTube, and another one [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g9p-Y_nBdc here].
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In 1986/7 she became a regular on the TV-series ''Designing Women'' as the eccentric "Bernice Clifton", appearing in 33 episodes, for which she received an Emmy nomination in 1992.  She appeared sporadically on that show until the show was cancelled in 1993.  Watch one of her most memorable episodes [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTI_EawgRD8 here] on YouTube, and another one [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g9p-Y_nBdc here].
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As Irna, she appeared in six episodes of the TV-series ''Evening Shade''.  In 2000, she appeared in four episodes of the TV-series ''Passions''.
  
 
Her husband Felice died 21 May 2003 from lung cancer, and Alice died at her home in Studio City, California on 21 Sep 2007 after a battle with colon cancer a series of strokes. </td><td>http://www.tvland.com/photogallery/photos/Designing-women-Alice-Ghostley.jpg</td>
 
Her husband Felice died 21 May 2003 from lung cancer, and Alice died at her home in Studio City, California on 21 Sep 2007 after a battle with colon cancer a series of strokes. </td><td>http://www.tvland.com/photogallery/photos/Designing-women-Alice-Ghostley.jpg</td>

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