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"Bewitched" Star Alice Ghostley Dies at 81

9/22/2007 1:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Alice GhostleyAlice Ghostley, who was best known for playing Esmeralda on "Bewitched" and Bernice on "Designing Women," has died at 81. Ghostley died Friday at her home in Studio City after a long battle with colon cancer and a series of strokes.

Ms. Ghostley won a Tony for best featured actress in, "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window." Ghostley's film credits include, "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Graduate," "Gator" and "Grease."

Alice Ghostley was married to actor Felice Orlandi, who died in 2003, and is survived by her sister, Gladys.

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Miko    

I liked her very much ,she did a lot of cameos on different sitcom such as good times,sandfordand son she was well entertainer and truly will be miss.

2334 days ago
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OMG    

so sad I liked her

2401 days ago
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PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

I thought she was SO funny on that show.

Thanks for all the laughs, Alice, and God bless!

2401 days ago
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KAT    

SHE WAS A FUNNY ACTRESS RIP

2401 days ago
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jengirl    

she was so funny... she had such a sweet good natured kind of humor...so sad

2401 days ago
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Class of 89 Beware!    

Alice was a very talented actor and entertainer, I enjoyed all of her work, she had a charm to her that warmed your heart everytime you saw her. I send peace and love to her family and friends. Thank you Alice for brightening our lives, God bless you eternally.

2401 days ago
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JessBcuz    

Aaawww....... ~Rest In Heaven~

2401 days ago
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Ricky Ticky Tock    

R.I.P.

2401 days ago
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Wicked    

I can't picture who she was on Bewitched. Was she Samantha's mother???
At any rate.

R.I.P.

2401 days ago
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notaceleb    

SCREWED IN THIS LIFE!

2401 days ago
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Piper    

Bless her heart. RIP Aunt Esmeralda. :( Another childhood t.v. friend gone.....*sigh*

2401 days ago
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Bethany Sweet    

I will miss her too. Bewitched was a great show!

2401 days ago
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Jill    

Ghostley was indeed Aunt Esmerelda. There might be some confusion by some people about this: Agnes Moorehead played Samantha's mom Endora. Alice Ghostley played Sam's bumbling aunt Esmerelda.

2401 days ago
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Ladywonder    

I loved her and this show! R.I.P

2401 days ago
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AZ MOMMY    

She was Bernice on Designing Women; Aunt Esmerelda on Bewitched; the auto mechanic teacher in Grease....

I just loved her. Now you will make the angels laugh. RIP.

2401 days ago
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