Alice Ghostley Overview:

Character actress, Alice Ghostley, was born Alice Margaret Ghostley on Aug 14, 1924 in Eve, MO. Ghostley died at the age of 83 on Sep 21, 2007 in Studio City, CA .



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Molly the Maid: [in front of Jake, Abby's date for the evening] Mrs. McClure! Now I need to put the meat on broil but your hair is on bake. Which should I do first?
Abby McClure: [humiliated] I think the *hair*, Molly.
Molly the Maid: False hair, false eyelashes, false bosoms. In my day women were flesh and blood, now they're 70% nylon and 30% foam rubber.

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Ghostley, who became a regular as the insecure Aunt Esmerelda, actually made her first appearance on "Bewitched" as a bumbling mortal maid. The producers were so impressed with her that they created Esmerelda for her, the Stephen's babysitter who disappeared either fully or partially when she felt inadequate or upset.

Accepted the Best Actress Oscar in 1969 on Maggie Smith's behalf for Ms. Smith's performance in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969). Ms. Smith was in London on Academy Awards night, and Ms. Ghostley filled in since the two actresses had previously starred together on Broadway in "New Faces of 1956."

Her death on September 21, 2007 left Bernard Fox as the last surviving adult cast member of "Bewitched" (1964). Fox played Dr. Bombay in eighteen episodes of the series between 1966 and 1972.

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