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Alice from

'The Brady Bunch'

'Memba Her?!

3/10/2009 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ann B. Davis is best known for playing housekeeper Alice Nelson on the '70s TV series "The Brady Bunch." Guess what she looks like now!

Alice from the Brady Bunch


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Queen of the Damned    

Illinois person, you seem to be developing quite the obsession with my personal opinions on a fictional television show, as well as unable to address someone without the use of capital letters and exclamation points.

Regarding the fictional Huxtables, please do not put words in my mouth. My comment was that the fictional Dr. and Mrs. Huxtable were both working professionals. I do not care if they did not have a maid, a dog or a summer home in the Hamptons. It was just another one of my personal observations, so please do not obsess over it. Nowhere did I say that African Americans could not be as successful as the Huxtables. What I thought I was trying to say was that many African Americans, especially low- and middle-income families (which seem to make up the majority at the time the Cosby show aired) may not have identified with the scenario of having a father who is a doctor and a mother who is an attorney, both living in an affluent neighborhood in NYC, and were able to send four of their five children to college.

The reason I state this is because I happen to be an African American who grew up in a not-so-affluent area of Washington, DC. Most of us only had one parent in the home; and if both parents were living in the home and if both had a job, they were not doctors and attorneys, I assure you. They were truck drivers, secretaries, teacher's aides, gardeners, file clerks, and the like. Some were on public assistance. We paid rent -- most of us were not homeowners and certainly not in neighborhoods where homes sold for $500K and up. We were very lucky if we were able to finish high school, let alone be able to attend college; so, I can say with the utmost certainty that the African Americans with whom I grew up and have met later in my life across the U.S., could identify more with characters like Roseanne, than the Huxtables.

Also, I voted for Barack Obama, so I am fully aware that he is the President and, hopefully, the first of many of us who will have the opportunity to serve; and this will be my last response to you on this subject. So, if you want to feel superior by having the last word after this post, be my guest.

1997 days ago


I really need to know if the character Alice called the father on the show.....Mr. B.

955 days ago
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