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The Brady Bunch wasn't just a big family on screen, but off screen too!
So it's no wonder the death of Ann B. Davis is hitting former co-stars Florence Henderson and Barry Williams harder than the football that broke Marcia's nose.
I'm so shocked & saddened to learn my dear friend & colleague Ann B Davis died today.I spoke with her a few months ago & she was doing great
— Florence Henderson (@ItsFloHenderson) June 1, 2014
We're shocked too, Florence!
In the wake of her shocking passing following a fall, Barry recalled his favorite memories working with the famous faux housekeeper.
"When she came on our set she was already a big star, having won a couple of Emmys. So I knew even as a young teenager she was someone I wanted to pay attention to. She turned and stopped the rehearsal — I guess I was interrupting her rhythm — and said, ‘Barry, comedy is not funny!’ And I was crushed. I thought I’d disappointed her. Later I snuck over to her and I said, ‘What did you mean by ‘comedy is not funny?’ And she said, ‘Oh, I was just kidding with you.’ Which was her sense of humor. Most people think of her as a really wonderful cook. But she didn’t even know how to make meatloaf!”
While we selfishly wish we had more time with her, we can at least mourn in peace knowing Ann lived a VERY full life.
We feel like we KNEW Ann as the bubbly and lovable Alice, so we can only imagine how painful this is for the people who knew her.
Our heaviest condolences.
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