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Ann B. Davis

Early Life
A seasoned, Emmy Award-winning, comedic character actress best known for her role as the eternally wise and wise-cracking housekeeper Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch, Ann Bradford Davis was born in Schenectady, New York, on May 5, 1926, to Cassius Miles and Marguerite Scott Davis. She had a twin sister, Harriet, and an older brother, Evans. When Davis was just 3 years old, her father, an electrical engineer, and her mother, an amateur actress, moved the family to Erie, where she attended school at Longfellow and Gridley, graduating from Strong Vincent High School in 1944. The family first lived at the corner of Eighth and Sassafras streets, then moved to Oxford Street. Davis, who made her debut in show business at age 6 earning $2.00 in a puppet show, had planned to study medicine, but became interested in acting again after seeing her older brother's performance of Oklahoma. She went on to earn a degree in drama and speech from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, …

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