Alice Ghostley

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Alice Ghostley (1926-2007), American actress best-known for her television roles as "Alice" on ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'', as "Esmerelda" on ''Bewitched'' (1969-72) and as Bernice Clifton on ''Designing Women''
 
Alice Ghostley (1926-2007), American actress best-known for her television roles as "Alice" on ''Mayberry, R.F.D.'', as "Esmerelda" on ''Bewitched'' (1969-72) and as Bernice Clifton on ''Designing Women''
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This article should be cited as:<blockquote>"Alice Ghostley", by Will Johnson, [mailto:wjhonson@aol.com wjhonson@aol.com], at CountyHistorian.com, professional genealogist copyright 2007-8, all rights reserved.</blockquote>
  
 
This page is the '''most complete and thorough''' biography of Alice Ghostley which exists.  It's however not finished.  So if you have something to add let me know.
 
This page is the '''most complete and thorough''' biography of Alice Ghostley which exists.  It's however not finished.  So if you have something to add let me know.
  
This article written and copyright 2008 by Will Johnson, Freelance Biographer and Professional Genealogist, All Rights Reserved.  You may email me at [mailto:wjhonson@aol.com wjhonson@aol.com]
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You may email me at [mailto:wjhonson@aol.com wjhonson@aol.com]
  
 
Please also visit my version of this article [http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/alice-ghostley/4hmquk6fx4gu/5# here on Knol] and Review it and Rate it!  Thanks.
 
Please also visit my version of this article [http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/alice-ghostley/4hmquk6fx4gu/5# here on Knol] and Review it and Rate it!  Thanks.
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Afterwards Alice went to the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she majored in English and drama, but dropped out, to move with her older sister Gladys to New York City.  Gladys got a job as a secretary at Columbia University, while Alice got her first job as an usher at the Imperial Theatre for $11.88 a week.  She studied singing, aiming for a career in that area, but at her 648th audition, as she relates, she was accosted by pianist-composer George Wood.  (George hated his first name and so he was always credited as "G. Wood".)  He persuaded her, that what she really was, was a comedienne.  The two of them begun doing comedy in small venues where she was spotted by [[Imogene Coca]].
 
Afterwards Alice went to the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she majored in English and drama, but dropped out, to move with her older sister Gladys to New York City.  Gladys got a job as a secretary at Columbia University, while Alice got her first job as an usher at the Imperial Theatre for $11.88 a week.  She studied singing, aiming for a career in that area, but at her 648th audition, as she relates, she was accosted by pianist-composer George Wood.  (George hated his first name and so he was always credited as "G. Wood".)  He persuaded her, that what she really was, was a comedienne.  The two of them begun doing comedy in small venues where she was spotted by [[Imogene Coca]].
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Alice performed in summer stock in Maryland in a "new musical revue by G Wood" called ''Of Suger And Spice'', Jul 1950
  
 
===Early Career===
 
===Early Career===
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In Episode 230 aka Season 8 Episode 4 "Samantha's Not-So-Leaning Tower of Pisa", the Stephens take a vacation to Italy.  Esmerelda pops in to straighten the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
 
In Episode 230 aka Season 8 Episode 4 "Samantha's Not-So-Leaning Tower of Pisa", the Stephens take a vacation to Italy.  Esmerelda pops in to straighten the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
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Read my write-up on "[http://knol.google.com/k/will-johnson/list-of-the-episodes-of-bewitched/4hmquk6fx4gu/100#view Every episode of Bewitched]" on Knol, where you can buy or watch most of the 254 episodes.
  
 
===Later Career and Death===
 
===Later Career and Death===

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