Mary Alice

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Mary Alice
Alice at the 45th Emmy Awards Governor's Ball, 1993
Mary Alice Smith

December 3, 1936[1][a]
DiedJuly 27, 2022(2022-07-27) (aged 85)[2][3]
EducationChicago Teacher's College
Years active1969–2005

Mary Alice Smith (December 3, 1936[1][a] – July 27, 2022), also known as Mary Alice, was an American actress. Alice was known for her roles as Leticia "Lettie" Bostic on the NBC sitcom A Different World and Effie Williams in the 1976 musical drama Sparkle. Alice won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in the 1987 production of August Wilson's Fences.[4][5] She also won an Emmy Award in 1993. Alice also played the Oracle in The Matrix Revolutions.

Alice died on July 27, 2022 at her home in New York City.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 or (1941-12-03)December 3, 1941[7] (sources differ)

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  1. 1.0 1.1 – Mary Alice Smith in household of Sam Smith, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 103-2647, sheet 7B, line 74, family 162, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1005
  2. People – Mary Alice, A Different World and Sparkle Actress, Dead at 85: 'A Shoulder We All Stood On'; Mary Alice, who was best known for her roles in A Different World and Sparkle, died on Wednesday at her home in Manhattan – 28 July 2022
  3. BET – Mary Alice, 'Different World', 'Sparkle' Actress Dies – July 27, 2022
  4. "Mary Alice". The Broadway League. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
  5. Company, Johnson Publishing (22 June 1987). "Jet". Johnson Publishing Company – via Google Books.
  6. Elizabeth Blair (July 28, 2022). "Tony and Emmy winning actress Mary Alice has died at age 85". NPR. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  7. "Mary Alice – Playbill". Playbill.

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