Ann Bradford Davis (May 5, 1926 – June 1, 2014) was an American television actress. Davis achieved prominence for her role in The Bob Cummings Show (1955–59) for which she twice won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, but she was best known for playing the part of Alice Nelson, the housekeeper in The Brady Bunch series (1969–74).
Ann B. Davis played the family's housekeeper, Alice Nelson. Alice was the housekeeper to Mike Brady, his previous wife (who died before the series started), and their three boys. Alice stayed on, to be the housekeeper for not only his boys, but for his new wife, Carol, and her three daughters. She was known for her sky blue housekeeping uniform, which she almost always wore, and for telling jokes, which were almost invariably met with multiple "Oh, Alice!" responses from the family.