Co-Stars and Celebs React To Ann B. Davis' Passing
By ZACH SEEMAYER
June 01, 2014
On Sunday, June 1, actress Ann B. Davis, iconic for her role as Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch, passed away at the age of 88.
In the wake of her passing, the TV legend's former Brady Bunch co-stars and a slew of other celebrities have reacted to the news and have shared their condolences, best wishes and memories.
Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, tweeted shortly after Davis' passing:
I'm so shocked & saddened to learn my dear friend & colleague Ann B Davis died today.I spoke with her a few months ago & she was doing great— Florence Henderson (@ItsFloHenderson) June 1, 2014
Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady, told ET in a statement: "I admired Ann B so much as an actor ... she was one of the greats. Most of all I admired her heart. She was a dear friend ... deep, honest and true. She was one of my earliest role models, and that continues to this day. She made me a better person. How blessed I am to have had her in my life. She will be forever missed."
Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady, told ET in a statement: "It is with sadness that I here of the passing of Ann B. Davis. At the same time, it is with fondness that she will be remembered. As with perhaps all of America, I smile when I think of Alice. Ann B. Davis was used by all of us Bradys (adults and kids) as the benchmark of professionalism and we are all better for having shared time working together. I will always remember Ann B as a much more complex and serious person than what her comedic roles would project. She was kind and caring but above all, she was an intensely private and contemplative person who balanced her self-respect with the respect she showed all those whom she came in contact with. She will both be missed and loved forever.
Married With Children actress Christina Applegate tweeted her condolences as well, writing:
Ann B Davis. How many mornings I have spent with you. " oh Alice". RIP— christina applegate (@1capplegate) June 2, 2014
Marie Osmond, Rose McGowan, Marlee Matlin, Harry Shearer and Orlando Jones also tweeted:
'Brady Bunch' Star Dies At 88 awwww http://t.co/WQiq541MlP— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 2, 2014
I grew up wanting to be Marcia Brady but with 4 kids, I turned into Alice the Maid. RIP Ann B. Davis. pic.twitter.com/SJCdLA289Z— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) June 1, 2014
Before Alice, she was Shultzy. RIP great comic actress Ann B Davis. http://t.co/ev3LJruLUC— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) June 1, 2014
RIP Ann B Davis. I hope you and Sam the butcher are enjoying a filet mignon in the great beyond.— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) June 2, 2014
Actress Eve Plumb, who starred as Jan on The Brady Bunch, released a statement earlier today, reading: "Ann was an amazing lady. She was great to work with, and I have wonderful memories of our scenes together on The Brady Bunch. She was kind and generous to all of us on set. Although we hadn't seen each other as often as we may have wanted to in the last few years, I am sure she knew she held a very important place in my heart. My thoughts are with her family and friends."
Ann B. Davis passed away at the age of 88 after falling down in her home in San Antonio, Texas and hitting her head. She was rushed to the hospital but never recovered from her injuries.