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    Brady Bunch's Alice, Ann B. Davis, Dead at 88

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    Ann B. Davis, who was best known for her role as Alice on The Brady Bunch has passed away at the age of 88.

    E! News can confirm that the actress fell and hit her head at her home yesterday and died in a hospital early this morning.

    According to CNN, Davis suffered from a subdural hematoma after the severe fall, and never regained consciousness.

    Davis is a two-time Emmy winner, once in 1958 and another the following year for her role as Schultzy on The Bob Cummings Show. She also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.

    But it was her role as the trusty housekeeper that she became a household name.

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    The Brady Bunch aired from 1969 to 1974, and had numerous reunion specials like 1981's the Brady Brides and 1988's A Very Brady Christmas.

    Davis was born in Schenectady, NY and originally went to school to study medicine.

    She changed her mind, however, after seeing her brother in a production of Oklahoma!

    She went on to get a degree in drama and speech from the University of Michigan in 1948.

    Florence Henderson—who famously played Carol Brady on the hit sitcom—took to Facebook to react to the tragic news.

    "I am so shocked and sad to learn that my dear friend and colleague, Ann B. Davis, died today," she wrote.

    "I spoke with her a couple of months ago and she was doing great!"

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