Ann B. Davis, better known as the maid in the cult favorite TV show The Brady Bunch has died, CNN reports. She was 88.
Ms. Davis spent much of her career doing theatre work, but in the 1950’s, decided to give Hollywood a try. In 1955, she landed the role of Bob’s secretary in The Bob Cummings Show, for which she won two Emmy’s.
But most of America remembers her for her role as Alice in The Brady Bunch. As the quirky maid who often provided the best punch lines, Davis created a character indelibly ingrained in the American lexicon. There are very few who have not seen The Brady Bunch TV show. No matter if you were alive when it originally aired or not, like I Love Lucy, it has lived long past its original run. As a part of our pop culture, the show captured a time and place in American history that would otherwise be lost. Davis helped cement its legacy and she will forever remain in our hearts.