Ann B. Davis, Alice on ‘Brady Bunch,’ dies

A publicity photo of Ann B. Davis from 1973. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

A publicity photo of Ann B. Davis from 1973. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

By Catherine E. Shoichet

CNN

(CNN) — Ann B. Davis, known for her role as housekeeper Alice Nelson on “The Brady Bunch,” died Sunday, close friend Bishop William Frey said. She was 88.

According to Frey, Davis fell and hit her head Saturday morning in her bathroom. She suffered a subdural hematoma and never regained consciousness.

In a 2004 interview with the Archive of American Television, Davis described how she created the beloved character of Alice.

“I made up a background story. I did have a twin sister, so I used that as a basis. … I cared very much about this family. It was my family. It was close to my family as Alice would ever get. I would have died for any single one of them at any point,” she said. “You know, they wrote me such gorgeous things to do, as the intermediary between the kids and the adults, and between the boys and the girls. And they gave me funny things to do.”

CNN’s Dave Alsup and Stephanie Goldberg contributed to this report.

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