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MSNBC mixed up its Brady Bunch stars on Monday. During a segment on the cable network's 10 a.m. show Jansing & Co. about Ann B. Davis' death, the cable network accidentally showed a photo of another actress who played Brady Bunch housekeeper Alice Nelson. MSNBC aired an image of Henriette Mantel, who played Alice in The Brady Bunch Movie. After returning from a commercial break, the cable network immediately corrected its mistake, showing a photo of Davis. Host Chris Jansing apologized for the error. "And there’s the Ann B. Davis we know and
- Hilary Lewis
Ann B. Davis, the actress who brought to life beloved housekeeper Alice on "The Brady Bunch," and who died this weekend at age 88, has inspired numerous fond remembrances since news of her passing was first announced.
One of the most touching tributes to the late actress comes from another Alice: Henriette Mantel, the woman who donned the character's iconic blue uniform in 1995's "The Brady Bunch Movie" and its 1996 follow-up, "A Very Brady Sequel."
In an essay for Yahoo! Movies, Mantel wrote that she was at first stunned to see her own photo accompanying some of Davis' obituaries, then angered that anyone would confuse her with such an acting legend. ("Have you no respect for Brady fans all over the world?" Mantel recalled thinking when she discovered the mix-up.)
Mantel then detailed the day she met Davis, on the set of the first "Brady" movie, in which Davis had a small cameo. »
- Katie Roberts
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