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6 items from 2014


Ann B. Davis: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About the ‘Brady Bunch’ Star

1 June 2014 7:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The show only lasted five seasons in its original run, yet “The Brady Bunch’s” endless life in syndication was enough to make Ann B. Davis a TV icon.

But Davis, who died Sunday at age 88, was active in TV, film and stage for more than 15 years before she donned the blue uniform to become housekeeper Alice Nelson on the enduring ABC sitcom. When “Brady Bunch” began, Davis received equal billing with stars Florence Henderson and Robert Reed, who were lesser known to TV at the time.

Davis, after all, had earned two supporting comedy actress Emmys for her role as “Shultzy” in the 1960s rom-com “The Bob Cummings Show” (aka “Love That Bob”). She played the devoted assistant with a deep crush on her boss, a professional photographer and ladies’ man.

Here are a few things most “Brady Bunch” fans probably don’t know about Davis’ career, gleaned from the pages of Variety. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Ann B. Davis, Alice on ‘Brady Bunch,’ Dies at 88

1 June 2014 3:49 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ann B. Davis, known for her role as the beloved housekeeper on “The Brady Bunch,” died Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. She was 88.

Davis fell and hit her head in the bathtub on Saturday, causing a subdural hematoma, and never regained consciousness.

Davis was a favorite of “The Brady Bunch” as Alice, the often comedic housekeeper that lived with the iconic TV family. The ABC show, created by Sherwood Schwartz, ran from 1969-74 and would go on to spawn several movies and a spinoff series.

See Also: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About the ‘Brady Bunch’ Star

The show followed the large Brady family, played by Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb and Susan Olsen.

“I made up a background story. I did have a twin sister, so I used that as a basis,” Davis said of the role in a 2004 interview »

- Alex Stedman

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Ann B. Davis Dead: 'Brady Bunch' Actress Dies at 88

1 June 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer

Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

Bexar County, Texas, medical examiner's investigator Sara Horne said Davis died Sunday morning at University Hospital. Horne said no cause of death was available and that an autopsy was planned Monday.

Bill Frey, a retired bishop and a longtime friend of Davis, said she suffered a fall Saturday at her San Antonio home and never recovered. Frey said Davis had lived with him and his wife, Barbara, since 1976.

More than a decade before scoring as the Bradys' loyal Alice, Davis was the razor-tongued secretary on another stalwart TV sitcom, "The Bob Cummings Show," which brought her two Emmys. Over the years, she also appeared on Broadway and in occasional movies.

Davis considered her ordinary look an asset. »

- The Associated Press

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Gary Cole on Veep, Will’s Death on The Good Wife, and the Christopher Walken Rule

7 April 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Gary Cole feels right at home in offices, whether it’s the oval one on Veep or Initech’s corporate headquarters in Office Space, where he created his signature character, the Tps-reports-obsessed VP Bill Lumbergh (mmm-kay?). In Veep’s third-season premiere last night, Cole went full boss once again, with his political operative Kent Davison firing “West Wing Man” blogger Jonah Ryan (Timothy Simons) with the line, “The party is over — there’s a dead guy in the pool, and that dead guy is you!” Vulture spoke with the 57-year-old Cole about whether he’ll return to The Good Wife, how he channeled Robert Reed’s polyester soul in the Brady Bunch movies, and what he means by the term “the Christopher Walken rule.”You played the vice-president on The West Wing. Have you given Julia Louis-Dreyfus any advice about being the Vpotus?Well, no. But that job is really ripe for comedy, »

- Bruce Fretts

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1959 Bloodlust to Get HD DVD Restoration

3 February 2014 9:20 AM, PST | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

A wealthy hunter meets his new prey when two couples dock their boat on his private island in Bloodlust available for the first time in full HD restoration from the original 35mm film elements is coming to DVD March 4 2014 from Film Chest Media Group. Filmed in 1959 and released in 1961 Bloodlust starring Robert Reed (The Brady Bunch The Defenders) June Kenney (Earth vs. the Spider) Joan Lora (Sorority Girl) and Eugene Persson (Earth vs. the Spider The Party Crashers) was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1994 quickly becoming a cult classic. »

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Sporty Long Lost Flick Bloodlust Finally Comes to DVD

31 January 2014 8:30 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Any time a classic horror film makes its way to DVD, we get excited. There's just something about the older flicks... even the worst of them are charming to one degree or another. Case in point: Bloodlust. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

A wealthy hunter meets his new prey when two couples dock their boat on his private island in Bloodlust – available for the first time in full HD restoration from the original 35mm film elements – coming to DVD March 4 from Film Chest Media Group.

Filmed in 1959 and released in 1961, Bloodlust – starring Robert Reed ("The Brady Bunch," "The Defenders"), June Kenney (Earth vs. the Spider), Joan Lora (Sorority Girl), and Eugene Persson (Earth vs. the Spider, The Party Crashers) – was featured on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" in 1994, quickly becoming a cult classic.

In this thrilling drama, a group of young adults on a boat excursion become the »

- Uncle Creepy

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