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Beth Howland, Vera on Alice, Passes Away at 74

25 May 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

2016 has not been an easy year for the entertainment industry, with icons like David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman and many more passing away over the past few months. Today we have word that the film and TV industry has lost another one of its own. Although this death actually happened at the very end of last year. Actress Beth Howland, who starred in the hit 1970s TV series Alice, passed away in Santa Monica, California, on December 31, 2015.

The Associated Press broke the news of the actress' death, which was confirmed by her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough. The late actress' husband revealed that there was no public announcement, funeral or memorial service, because "that was her choice." It isn't known how long the actress was suffering from lung cancer.

Beth Howland was born May 28, 1941 in Boston, and began her acting career at a fairly early age. After graduating from high school »

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Beth Howland, Who Play Vera On ‘Alice,’ Dies At 74

25 May 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Beth Howland, best known for her character on the ’80s sitcom Alice, has died at the age of 74, it was revealed Wednesday. Howland died of lung cancer on December 31, 2015 in Santa Monica, California, according to her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough. Kimbrough said there was no memorial service or funeral because “that was her [Howland] choice […]

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Beth Howland, Who Played Vera on Sitcom ‘Alice,’ Dies at 74

25 May 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Beth Howland, who was best known for playing Vera, a flighty waitress, on the ’70s and ’80s sitcom “Alice,” died in Santa Monica. She was 74.

Her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough, confirmed her death to the Associated Press, revealing that the actress died from lung cancer on Dec. 31. He said Howland did not want a service, funeral or memorial.

Howland began her career at 16 when she landed a role on Dick Van Dyke’s “Bye Bye Birdie.” The Boston native caught the eye of CBS when she starred in a stage production of “Company” in the ’70s. CBS then flew her to Hollywood for a small role on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

She later booked small roles on “The Love Boat” and “Little House on the Prairie” before she landed on “Alice,” based on the Martin Scorsese film “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” as ditzy waitress Vera Louise Gorman. »

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Beth Howland Dies: Actress Who Played Vera On ‘Alice’ Was 74

25 May 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Beth Howland, who earned four Golden Globe nominations for her regular supporting role on the long-running CBS sitcom Alice, has died. She was 74. Her husband, Murphy Brown actor Charles Kimbrough, told the Associated Press that Howland died December 31 of lung cancer in Santa Monica. She began her career at 16 on Broadway in the original 1960 production of Bye Bye Birdie starring Dick Van Dyke. Howland appeared in four other Main Stem shows during the next decade then… »

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Beth Howland, Vera From Sitcom ‘Alice,’ Dies at 74

25 May 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Beth Howland, who played ditzy, high-strung waitress Vera Louise Gorman on the sitcom “Alice,” has died, the New York Times reports. She was 74. According to Howland’s husband, actor Charles Kimbrough, the actress died on Dec. 31 in Santa Monica, California, though he withheld the announcement of her death per her request. Kimbrough said that Howland died of lung cancer. Also Read: Joe Fleishaker, 500-Pound 'Toxic Avenger' Actor, Dies at 62 Howland played Gorman from 1976 to 1985 in the CBS sitcom, which was based on the 1974 film “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.” Valerie Curtin played the role of Vera in the »

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Alice Star Beth Howland Dead at 74

25 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Beth Howland, who played the accident-prone waitress Vera Gorman on the '70s and '80s sitcom Alice, has died at the age of 74. Howland died on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, California, after a battle with lung cancer, husband Charles Kimbrough told the New York Times, noting that his wife did not want a memorial or funeral service. "It was the Boston side of her personality coming out," Kimbrough said. "She didn't want to make a fuss."He echoed the statement to the Associated Press, telling the news outlet that having no announcement or funeral was Howland's choice. Although Howland »

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Alice Star Beth Howland Dead at 74

25 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Beth Howland, who played the accident-prone waitress Vera Gorman on the '70s and '80s sitcom Alice, has died at the age of 74. Howland died on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, California, after a battle with lung cancer, husband Charles Kimbrough told the New York Times, noting that his wife did not want a memorial or funeral service. "It was the Boston side of her personality coming out," Kimbrough said. "She didn't want to make a fuss."He echoed the statement to the Associated Press, telling the news outlet that having no announcement or funeral was Howland's choice. Although Howland »

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Alice's Vera, Beth Howland, Dead at 74

25 May 2016 7:38 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Beth Howland, who is fondly remembered as high-strung waitress Vera on the 1970s/80s CBS sitcom Alice, died on Dec. 31 at the age of 74, following a battle with lung cancer. Howland’s husband, Murphy Brown vet Charles Kimbrough, told the New York Times that he refrained from announcing her death earlier, in keeping with her wishes.

Howland won the role of Vera Louise Gorman (which was played by Valerie Cutin in the 1974 Martin Scorsese film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) after a Warner Bros. TV exec saw her play anxious bride-to-be Amy in Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Company. »

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