LSAClassOf2000

June 1st, 2014 at 7:25 PM ^

This is very tragic indeed considering she was, by most accounts in otherwise good health for someone all of 88 years old. As I recall from reading, her degrees in drama and speech from Michigan are a far cry from what she originally came to Ann Arbor to ostensibly be  - she was originally a pre-med student. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Emmys four times and won twice, although not for her work on "The Brady Bunch". 

RIP to an accomplished entertainer and a Michigan alum.

julesh

June 1st, 2014 at 7:31 PM ^

The band was actually Ann Be Davis. I think my brother was in it, though he may have just been friends with people who were. I was too young to really know. But my niece has a t-shirt.

Yostal

June 1st, 2014 at 7:35 PM ^

The namesake of Michigan's pop culture quiz bowl tournament from 1995-2007.  A real shame (and subdural hematomas are one of my greatest fears.  Not even kidding.)

rob f

June 1st, 2014 at 8:09 PM ^

Butchers named "Sam" everywhere mourn your passing.

88 years old, hard to believe until one realizes how long ago Marcia had her nose broken by that football.

BlueFordSoftTop

June 1st, 2014 at 8:42 PM ^

Look carefully at Alice's hair.  Surreptitiously combed in there is the distinctive pattern of the Wolverine helmet design.  This may occupy time, but keep looking because it's worthwhile.  RIP Alumna, act well your part, therein all honor reposes.
 

WolverineHistorian

June 1st, 2014 at 8:58 PM ^

I'll admit it.  I was a HUGE Brady Bunch fan.  When I was little, I would watch the reruns of the show on TBS.  When I was 6, I told my mom I wanted to leave home and move in with the Bradys.  She had to break  the news to me that the Brady kids were all grown up, so was there really any point? 

Years later, when I found out Ann B. Davis went to Michigan, I thought that was so awesome.  Hopefully she went to the Big House some time her senior year and saw the Mad Magicians play. 

El Jeffe

June 2nd, 2014 at 8:30 AM ^

Like Sam the butcher bringing Alice the meat
Like Fred Flintstone driving around with bald feet

- Beastie Boys, "Shake Your Rump"

RIP, Alice, er, Ann

GoWings2008

June 2nd, 2014 at 10:21 AM ^

she very may well have been at Michigan at the same time as my dad was, who passed away at 90 yrs old a year ago.  He missed a couple years in the middle due to WWII and being on a destroyer in the Pacific, so the timing could have worked out.   Gee, I wonder if Alice could have been my mom in some alternate universe?   I'd probably be 400 pounds by now with her good cooking...

MGoFoam

June 2nd, 2014 at 4:52 PM ^

When I lived on Church st., across from the Dennison Bldg, we used to tell people that Ann B. Davis had lived in that house. Of course we also told people that Madonna had lived there.