Beloved Actress Rose Marie ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’, Spoke With Highlight Hollywood On Her Friend Ann B. Davis’s Death

Emmy Award-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who played the housekeeper on The Brady Bunch, has died at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.  We reported the news yesterday, which has really saddened Ann’s peers in Hollywood, as well as millions of fans around the world.
Actress and entertainer Rose Marie of the (Dick Van Dyke Show & Doris Day Show) co-starred with Ann B Davis on “The Bob Cumming Show” spoke with Highlight Hollywood this morning and the star is really sad to see another of her peers leave us.  “She was a wonderful lady, a great actress and a dear friend.  Some of my fondest memories are connected to Ann, “—Rose Marie told us.

Bexar County, Texas, medical examiner’s investigator Sara Horne says Davis died Sunday morning. Horne says no cause of death is available and that an autopsy is planned Monday. One report indicated she had hurt her head in a fall.


Bishop Bill Frey, a longtime friend of Davis, says she suffered a fall Saturday at her San Antonio home and never recovered.



The Brady Bunch debuted in 1969 and aired for five years, with Davis as Alice, the mainstay for the blended sitcom family. Davis appeared in various Brady spinoffs and sequels over the years.


In the 1950s, Davis was the sharp-tongued secretary on another stalwart TV sitcom, The Bob Cummings Show. The role brought her two Emmys.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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