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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 5 May 1926Schenectady, New York, USA
Date of Death 1 June 2014San Antonio, Texas, USA  (subdural hematoma after a fall)
Birth NameAnn Bradford Davis
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ann B. Davis made her debut in show business at age 6 earning $2.00 in a puppet show. At the University of Michigan, Anne planned to study medicine but got the acting bug from her brother who was the lead dancer in the national company of "Oklahoma" for over a year. Anne then spent six years in little theaters, stock companies, touring musicals, and such until she got her break as "Schultzie", the secretary on the "Bob Cummings Show." Before Hollywood, Anne spent a summer at the Cain Park Theater and a year at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, Pa. She studied everything about show production and played dozens of roles ranging from teenagers to characters over 60. In 1949, she arrived at Porterville, Ca. and spent three years at the Barn theater. She then moved down the coast to Monterey, where she appeared at the Wharf theater. From there she decided to try Hollywood. Anne has also played many parts on stage including "The Women", "Twelfth Night", "Dark Of The Moon", and others. Her mother, Marguerite Scott Davis, appeared with professional stock companies for over thirty years.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Hafker thehuntzie@yahoo.com

Trade Mark (1)

Blue maid's uniform and white apron

Trivia (18)

Has a twin sister named Harriet and an older brother named Evans.
She won two Emmy Awards in the 1950s for The Bob Cummings Show (1955). Some have nicknamed it, "Love that Bob", as a substitute and shorter title.
Attended and graduated from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1944.
Received her Bachelor's degree in Theatre from the University of Michigan in 1948.
Her first motion picture role was in Strategic Air Command (1955) with James Stewart, as a waitress who sets a cake in front of Stewart. The scene was later cut out of the film.
To many, she is best remembered as a constantly humorous maid, Alice Nelson, on ABC's weekly situation comedy The Brady Bunch (1969).
Is portrayed by Suanne Spoke in Growing Up Brady (2000).
The daughter of an electrical engineer father and an amateur actress mother.
Has appeared in a play called "The Nearlyweds", which was written expressly for her by Lloyd J. Schwartz, producer of The Brady Bunch (1969).
Grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Originally wanted to be a doctor and studied pre-med at the University of Michigan.
Toured Vietnam, Thailand and Korea with the USO.
Joined an Episcopalian religious community in Denver, Colorado in 1974.
Lived with fellow parishioners near San Antonio, Texas, where she was involved in prayer, Bible study, and occasional charity works.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7048 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
Was one of the three actors to appear in every episode of The Brady Bunch (1969).
Best friends with The Brady Bunch (1969) co-star Florence Henderson.
Davis fell in her bathroom early one morning hitting her head and never regained consciousness. She was in excellent health for an 88-year-old woman and her death was a complete shock.

Personal Quotes (3)

On leaving show business in 1976 for a year to join Bishop Frey's Episcopalian Commine: I never heard a voice from the clouds saying get out of show business. - Interview with R. Todd Nash the Tartan in 1987
[on never having married] By the time I started to get interested, all the good ones were taken.
[on being content with her very ordinary appearance] I know at least a couple hundred glamor gals who are starving in this town. I'd rather be myself and eating.

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