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Alice Ghostley


Mostly Credited As: Alice Ghostley
Sometimes Credited As: Alicia Ghostley
Alice Ghostly

Birth Name: Alice Margaret Ghostley
Date Of Birth: August 14, 1926 (Age 81)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Eve, Missouri
Date Of Death: September 21, 2007
Cause Of Death: colon cancer

Alice Ghostley


Born August 14, 1926 in Vernon County, Missouri, Alice Ghostley is a television veteran, starring in many series including Designing Women and Bewitched, which were roles that she's most well-known for. Alice got her start in the entertainment business in the 1957 television musical Cinderella as one of the wicked step sisters. After Cinderella, Alice guest starred on several television programs, often situation comedies. She landed starring roles on Bewitched as Esmerelda, Mayberry R.F.D. as Cousin Alice and Designing Women as Bernice Clifton.

Aside from television roles, Alice appeared in many Broadway productions and films. In 1965 she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window. Her film credits include the award-winning films To Kill a Mockingbird, Grease and The Graduate.


TV Appearances

Main cast 
Channel Umptee-3 (1997)As: Pandora Rickets -- [Voice]
Small Wonder (1985)As: Ida Mae Brindle (1988-1989)
Temperatures Rising (1972)As: Edwina Moffitt (episodes 40-46)
Mayberry R.F.D. (1968)As: Alice (S03)
The Jonathan Winters Show (1967)As: Herself (1968-1969)
Captain Nice (1967)As: Mrs. Nash
Episode Cast Credits 

Passions (1999) 
  Ep. #133 01x134: (Jan/07/2000) As Matilda Matthews 
  Ep. #133 01x134: (Jan/07/2000) As Matilda Matthews 
  Ep. #132 01x133: (Jan/06/2000) As Matilda Matthews 
  Ep. #132 01x133: (Jan/06/2000) As Matilda Matthews 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Bewitched 03x34: (Aug/22/1999) As Herself 
  Bewitched 03x34: (Aug/22/1999) As Herself 

Disney's Hercules (1998) 
  Hercules and the Techno Greeks 01x07: (Sep/08/1998) Voiced  Miss Cassiopeia 

101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997) 
  De Vil-Age Elder 02x47: (Feb/16/1998) Voiced  Rebecca 
  De Vil-Age Elder 02x47: (Feb/16/1998) Voiced  Rebecca 

Dharma & Greg (1997) 
  Dharma and Greg's First Romantic Valentine's Day Weekend 01x16: (Feb/11/1998) As Mrs. Binns 
  Dharma and Greg's First Romantic Valentine's Day Weekend 01x16: (Feb/11/1998) As Mrs. Binns 

Rugrats (1991) 
  Grandpa's Bad Bug / Lady Luck 05x01: (Nov/29/1997) Voiced  Mrs. Holkin 
  Grandpa's Bad Bug / Lady Luck 05x01: (Nov/29/1997) Voiced  Mrs. Holkin 

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (1996) 
  Witch Trash 02x09: (Nov/14/1997) As Great-Grandma 
  Witch Trash 02x09: (Nov/14/1997) As Great-Grandma 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Labor of Love 03x21: (Mar/09/1997) As Mrs. DeWinter 
  Labor of Love 03x21: (Mar/09/1997) As Mrs. DeWinter 

The Client (1995) 
  Damn Yankees 01x16: (Mar/19/1996) As Aunt Mabel 
  Damn Yankees 01x16: (Mar/19/1996) As Aunt Mabel 

Cybill (1995) 
  Romancing the Crone 02x18: (Mar/10/1996) As Herself 
  Romancing the Crone 02x18: (Mar/10/1996) As Herself 

Evening Shade (1990) 
  The People's Choice 04x14: (Jan/03/1994) As Irna Wallingsford 
  The People's Choice 04x14: (Jan/03/1994) As Irna Wallingsford 
  Chain of Fools 04x11: (Nov/29/1993) As Irma 
  Four Naked Women 04x01: (Sep/20/1993) As Irna Wallingsford 

Daddy Dearest (1993) 
  Thanks, But No Thanks 01x10: (Dec/05/1993) As Aunt Adelaide 

Designing Women (1986) 
  Gone With a Whim (2) 07x22: (May/24/1993) As Bernice Clifton, [Special Guest Stars]
  Gone With a Whim (2) 07x22: (May/24/1993) As Bernice Clifton, [Special Guest Stars]
  Gone With a Whim (1) 07x21: (May/24/1993) As Bernice Clifton, [Special Guest Stars]
  Gone With a Whim (1) 07x21: (May/24/1993) As Bernice Clifton, [Special Guest Stars]

B.L. Stryker (1989) 
  Night Train 02x07: (May/05/1990) As guest star 
  Night Train 02x07: (May/05/1990) As guest star 

Punky Brewster (1984) 
  Punky's Big Story 03x02: (Nov/02/1987) As Mrs. Winston 
  Punky's Big Story 03x02: (Nov/02/1987) As Mrs. Winston 

What's Happening Now! (1985) 
  Shirley's Landlord 02x03: (Oct/06/1986) As Minnie 

Simon & Simon (1981) 
  Family Forecast 05x16: (Feb/06/1986) As Grandma Marie Cooper 
  Family Forecast 05x16: (Feb/06/1986) As Grandma Marie Cooper 

Stir Crazy (1985) 
  The Love Affair 01x07: (Dec/24/1985) As guest star 
  The Love Affair 01x07: (Dec/24/1985) As guest star 

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  Cindy 02x04: (Oct/23/1985) As Mrs. Schtepmutter 
  Cindy 02x04: (Oct/23/1985) As Mrs. Schtepmutter 

Tales from the Darkside (1983) (1983) 
  Anniversary Dinner 01x14: (Feb/03/1985) As Elinor Colander, [Starring Roles]

Mama Malone (1984) 
  Shall We Dance? 01x08: (Jun/16/1984) As Nedda 
  Shall We Dance? 01x08: (Jun/16/1984) As Nedda 

Trapper John, M.D. (1979) 
  The Fred Connection 05x18: (Mar/11/1984) As Marge Rollins 

Gimme a Break! (1981) 
  Love Thy Neighbor 02x11: (Dec/18/1982) As Mrs. Falconberg 
  Love Thy Neighbor 02x11: (Dec/18/1982) As Mrs. Falconberg 

Friends (1979) (1979) 
  Going Out 01x01: (Mar/25/1979) As Mrs. Sandler 
  Going Out 01x01: (Mar/25/1979) As Mrs. Sandler 

Chico and the Man (1974) 
  The Peeping Tom 04x21: (Jul/14/1978) As Harriett 
  The Peeping Tom 04x21: (Jul/14/1978) As Harriett 

One Day at a Time (1975) (1975) 
  Barbara the Fink 03x21: (Mar/13/1978) As Miss Loring 
  Barbara the Fink 03x21: (Mar/13/1978) As Miss Loring 
  The Ghost Writer 03x08: (Nov/22/1977) As Miss Loring 
  The Ghost Writer 03x08: (Nov/22/1977) As Miss Loring 

Family (1976) 
  A Friend of the Family's 03x20: (Feb/28/1978) As Mrs. Hanley 

Police Woman (1974) 
  Sunset 04x12: (Jan/18/1978) As Manageress 
  Sunset 04x12: (Jan/18/1978) As Manageress 

CHiPs (1977) 
  Rustling 01x14: (Jan/12/1978) As Mamie 
  Rustling 01x14: (Jan/12/1978) As Mamie 

Good Times (1974) 
  The Evans Get Involved (4) 05x04: (Oct/05/1977) As Mrs. Dodds 
  The Evans Get Involved (4) 05x04: (Oct/05/1977) As Mrs. Dodds 
  J.J. in Business 04x22: (Mar/09/1977) As Mrs. Dodds 
  J.J. in Business 04x22: (Mar/09/1977) As Mrs. Dodds 

The Nancy Walker Show (1976) 
  The Partners 01x12: (Jul/11/1977) As Louise 
  The Partners 01x12: (Jul/11/1977) As Louise 

What's Happening!! (1976) 
  The Maid Did It 01x11: (Jan/06/1977) As Mrs. Turner 

All's Fair (1976) 
  Living Together 01x04: (Oct/18/1976) As Inez 
  Living Together 01x04: (Oct/18/1976) As Inez 

Monster Squad (1976) 
  Queen Bee 01x01: (Sep/11/1976) As Queen Bee 

Maude (1972) 
  Walter's Stigma 04x16: (Jan/12/1976) As Hazel M. Hathaway 
  Walter's Stigma 04x16: (Jan/12/1976) As Hazel M. Hathaway 

Big Eddie (1975) 
  Crashing Violet 01x06: (Oct/03/1975) As Violet Klabber 
  Crashing Violet 01x06: (Oct/03/1975) As Violet Klabber 

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) 
  Bad Medicine 01x08: (Nov/29/1974) As Dr. Agnes Temple 
  Bad Medicine 01x08: (Nov/29/1974) As Dr. Agnes Temple 

Love, American Style (1969) 
  Love and the Bonded Separation 05x19: (Oct/12/1973) As Unknown 
  Love and the Bonded Separation 05x19: (Oct/12/1973) As Unknown 
  Love and the High School Sweetheart 04x20: (Oct/13/1972) As Unknown 
  Love and the Mixed Marriage 03x17: (Oct/15/1971) As Unknown 

Here We Go Again (1973) 
  After the Wedding Bells 01x01: (Jan/20/1973) As Mrs. Nicholson 

Ghost Story (1972) 
  Time of Terror 01x13: (Dec/22/1972) As Betty Carter (as guest star), [Starring Roles]
  Time of Terror 01x13: (Dec/22/1972) As Betty Carter (as guest star), [Starring Roles]

Temperatures Rising (1972) 
  Ellen's Flip Side 01x04: (Oct/03/1972) As Mrs. Lindsey 
  Ellen's Flip Side 01x04: (Oct/03/1972) As Mrs. Lindsey 

Bewitched (1964) 
  George Washington Zapped Here (2) 08x22: (Feb/26/1972) As Esmeralda 
  George Washington Zapped Here (2) 08x22: (Feb/26/1972) As Esmeralda 
  George Washington Zapped Here (1) 08x21: (Feb/19/1972) As Esmeralda 
  George Washington Zapped Here (1) 08x21: (Feb/19/1972) As Esmeralda 

The Dean Martin Show (1965) 
  Peter Graves / Alice Ghostley / Kelly Garrett / Al Cappo / Jeannie Burnier 07x12: (Dec/02/1971) As Herself 
  Peter Graves / Alice Ghostley / Kelly Garrett / Al Cappo / Jeannie Burnier 07x12: (Dec/02/1971) As Herself 

Hogan's Heroes (1965) 
  That's No Lady, That's My Spy 06x17: (Jan/24/1971) As Mrs. Mannheim 
  That's No Lady, That's My Spy 06x17: (Jan/24/1971) As Mrs. Mannheim 
  Watch the Trains Go By 04x19: (Feb/01/1969) As Gertrude Linkmeyer 
  Watch the Trains Go By 04x19: (Feb/01/1969) As Gertrude Linkmeyer 

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1968) 
  Curious Cousin 02x23: (Mar/06/1970) As Herself 
  Curious Cousin 02x23: (Mar/06/1970) As Herself 
  Make Me a Match 01x22: (Feb/22/1969) As Aggie 
  Make Me a Match 01x22: (Feb/22/1969) As Aggie 

It Takes a Thief (1968) (1968) 
  The Second Time Around 03x11: (Dec/04/1969) As Miss Prillo 
  The Second Time Around 03x11: (Dec/04/1969) As Miss Prillo 

The Queen and I (1969) 
  The Promotion 01x03: (Jan/30/1969) As Secretary 
  The Promotion 01x03: (Jan/30/1969) As Secretary 

The Mothers-In-Law (1967) 
  And Baby Makes Four 02x16: (Jan/19/1969) As Mrs. Wiley 

Get Smart (1965) (1965) 
  The Farkas Fracas 04x10: (Dec/07/1968) As Naomi Farkas 
  The Farkas Fracas 04x10: (Dec/07/1968) As Naomi Farkas 
  Last One in is a Rotten Spy 01x30: (May/07/1966) As Verna 
  Last One in is a Rotten Spy 01x30: (May/07/1966) As Verna 

He & She (1967) 
  What's in the Kitty? 01x26: (Mar/13/1968) As Norma 

The Farmer's Daughter (1963) 
  The Wife of Your Friend May Not Be a Friend of Your Wife 03x28: (Apr/01/1966) As Unknown 
  The Wife of Your Friend May Not Be a Friend of Your Wife 03x28: (Apr/01/1966) As Unknown 

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965) 
  Move Over, Mozart 01x23: (Feb/22/1966) As Miss Feather 
  Move Over, Mozart 01x23: (Feb/22/1966) As Miss Feather 

Trials of O'Brien (1965) 
  The Trouble with Archie 01x08: (Nov/06/1965) As Eve Roberti 
  The Trouble with Archie 01x08: (Nov/06/1965) As Eve Roberti 

Naked City (1958) 
  One, Two, Three, Rita Rakahowski 04x32: (May/15/1963) As Clara 

Car 54, Where are You? (1961) 
  Christmas at the 53rd 01x15: (Dec/24/1961) As Bonita Kalsheim 
  Christmas at the 53rd 01x15: (Dec/24/1961) As Bonita Kalsheim 
  Love Finds Muldoon 01x08: (Nov/05/1961) As Bonita Kalsheim 
  Love Finds Muldoon 01x08: (Nov/05/1961) As Bonita Kalsheim 

The Tom Ewell Show (1960) 
  I Don't See It 01x21: (Mar/07/1961) As Lavinia Barrington 
  I Don't See It 01x21: (Mar/07/1961) As Lavinia Barrington 

The Play of the Week (1959) 
  Highlights of New Faces 02x10: (Nov/28/1960) As Unknown 
  Highlights of New Faces 02x10: (Nov/28/1960) As Unknown 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Shangri-La 10x01: (Oct/24/1960) As Miss Brinklow 
  Twelfth Night 07x03: (Dec/15/1957) As Maria 
  Twelfth Night 07x03: (Dec/15/1957) As Maria 

The United States Steel Hour (1953) 
  A Taste of Champagne 06x27: (Aug/26/1959) As Ida Routzeng 
  A Taste of Champagne 06x27: (Aug/26/1959) As Ida Routzeng 

Playwrights '56 (1955) 
  Flight 01x12: (Feb/28/1956) As Mrs. Hope 

The Best Of Broadway (1954) 
  The Show-Off 01x06: (Feb/02/1955) As Clara Hyland 

Diagnosis Murder (1993) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Mrs. Groviack 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Mrs. Groviack 

Cobra (1993) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Lorrinda 

The Odd Couple (1970) (1970) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Mimi 

America 2Night (1978) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Herself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Herself 
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Trivia

Alice was married to Italian actor Felice Orlandi from 1953 until his death from cancer on 21 May 2003.

She is most remembered for playing the character of Esmeralda on the weekly TV comedy series Bewitched from 1966 to 1972.

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