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Alice Pearce (I) (1917–1966)


Making a career out of a post-nasal drip, this scene-stealing character comedienne was one of the best Broadway and Hollywood had to offer. It's too bad, then, that she wasn't utilized in films more often for this slight, chinless, parrot-faced, squawky-voiced bundle of (kill)joy could draw laughs from a well with a mere sniffle, gulp, or stare. ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Bewitched Gladys Kravitz
(1964-1966)
On the Town Lucy Shmeeler
(1949)
(1956)
The Belle of New York Elsie Wilkins
(1952)

Filmography

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 1967 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Music Teacher
- My Boy Googie (1967) ... Music Teacher
 1964-1966 Bewitched (TV Series)
Gladys Kravitz
- Prodigy (1966) ... Gladys Kravitz
- Baby's First Paragraph (1966) ... Gladys Kravitz
- Samantha the Dressmaker (1966) ... Gladys Kravitz
- Fastest Gun on Madison Avenue (1966) ... Gladys Kravitz
- My Baby, the Tycoon (1966) ... Gladys Kravitz
 1966 The Glass Bottom Boat
Mrs. Fenimore
 1965 Many Happy Returns (TV Series)
Mrs. Walsh
- A Date for Walter (1965) ... Mrs. Walsh
 1965 Bus Riley's Back in Town
Housewife
 1965 Dear Brigitte
Unemployment Office Clerk
 1964 Kiss Me, Stupid
Mrs. Mulligan
 1964 The Disorderly Orderly
Mrs. Fuzzibee
 1964 Dear Heart
Miss Moore
 1964 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Aunt Millie
- Auntie Up (1964) ... Aunt Millie
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Miss Elsie
- Hot Potato a La Hazel (1964) ... Miss Elsie
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Haila French
- Good-Bye, George (1963) ... Haila French
 1963 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Adele Collins
- A Touch of Glamour (1963) ... Adele Collins
 1963 The Thrill of It All
Irving's Wife
 1963 Tammy and the Doctor
Millie Baxter, Nurse
 1963 My Six Loves
Bus Driver
 1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Ma Baker
- And Now a Word from Our Sponsor (1963) ... Ma Baker
 1962 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Lucy Tarbell
- Jane Butterfield Says (1962) ... Lucy Tarbell
- You Go Your Way (1962) ... Lucy Tarbell
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Iris
- The Hands of Danofrio (1962) ... Iris
 1962 Lad: A Dog
Hilda, the Nurse
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mrs. Ledbetter
- Acres and Pains (1962) ... Mrs. Ledbetter
 1961 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
Miss Flip
- A Likely Story (1961) ... Miss Flip
 1961 Angel (TV Series)
Waitress
- Angel of Mercy (1961) ... Waitress
 1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Lahona St Cyr / Ethel
- The Beginning (1961) ... Lahona St Cyr
- Operation Pudney (1961) ... Ethel
 1960-1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Goblin Queen / Rebecca
- The Princess and the Goblins (1961) ... Goblin Queen
- The Reluctant Dragon (1960) ... Rebecca
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. Nielson
- Static (1961) ... Mrs. Nielson
 1959 A Christmas Festival (TV Movie)
Miss Talmay
 1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Emmy
- Work No More, My Lady (1959) ... Emmy
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Olga
 1956 Camera Three (TV Series)
 1956 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "The Best Year in the History of the Whole World")
- The Best Year in the History of the Whole World (1956) ... (segment "The Best Year in the History of the Whole World")
 1955 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Beatrice
- The Milk Farm (1955) ... Beatrice
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Dormouse
 1955 How to Be Very, Very Popular
Miss 'Syl' Sylvester
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Regina Gavenhurst
- The Spongers (1955) ... Regina Gavenhurst
 1953-1954 Jamie (TV Series)
Annie Moakum
- Jamie's Birthday (1954) ... Annie Moakum
- Love Comes to Annie Moakum (1954) ... Annie Moakum
- Jamie Tents Out (1953) ... Annie Moakum
 1953-1954 The Jean Carroll Show (TV Series)
Neighbor
- Episode #1.10 (1954) ... Neighbor
- Episode #1.8 (1953) ... Neighbor
- Episode #1.5 (1953) ... Neighbor
- Episode #1.4 (1953) ... Neighbor
- Episode #1.2 (1953) ... Neighbor
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Hagga
- The Thirteen Clocks (1953) ... Hagga
 1952-1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Dale Ogden / Lady Emily Lyons
- The Bat (1953) ... Miss Dale Ogden
- The Bishop Misbehaves (1952) ... Lady Emily Lyons
 1952 The Belle of New York
Elsie Wilkins
 1951 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Money to Burn (1951)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Nina
- Dames Are Poison (1951) ... Nina
 1949 On the Town
Lucy Shmeeler
 1949 Alice Pearce (TV Series)
Host (1949)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played "D. Winnifred "Winnie" Erskine" in the publication of "Little Me" by Belle Poitrine as told to Patrick Dennis. She was featured in photographs included in the book. It was published 1961 and reprinted in 2002. See more »
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Personal Quote:

I feel the progress of the disease in my case is unusual because of my mental attitude. I am a supremely happy woman. I have never been beautiful, but I have been blessed with a rich career and the love of two fine men. The strength I have found in the devotion of my dear Paul is beyond measure.

Trivia:

She won a posthumous comedy supporting actress Emmy for her side-splitting work as neighborhood snoop Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched (1964). Her award was accepted by her husband, Paul Davis. Only two years later, Marion Lorne, as delightfully dithery Aunt Clara, also won a posthumous Emmy in the very same acting category. Elizabeth Montgomery accepted the award for Ms. Lorne. See more »

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Libra

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