Alice Pearce

Actor
Alice Pearce's start in Hollywood can be traced to a recommendation by Gene Kelly. Pearce began her show business career as a nightclub comedian, and was a member of the Broadway production of "On the Town" (as Lucy ... Read more »
Born: 10/16/1917 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Bewitched 1964 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Bus Riley's Back in Town 1965 (Movie)

Woman Customer (Actor)

The Glass Bottom Boat 1965 (Movie)

Mrs Fenimore (Actor)

Dear Brigitte 1964 (Movie)

Unemployment Clerk (Actor)

Dear Heart 1964 (Movie)

Miss Moore (Actor)

Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 (Movie)

Mrs Mulligan (Actor)

Dennis the Menace 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Disorderly Orderly 1963 (Movie)

Talkative Patient (Actor)

My Six Loves 1962 (Movie)

Bus Driver (Actor)

Tammy and the Doctor 1962 (Movie)

Millie (Actor)

The Thrill of It All 1962 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

Alice in Wonderland 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Opposite Sex 1956 (Movie)

Olga (Actor)

How to Be Very, Very Popular 1955 (Movie)

Miss Syl (Actor)

Jamie 1952 - 1954 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jean Carroll Show 1953 - 1954 (TV Show)

Actor

On the Town 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Alice Pearce's start in Hollywood can be traced to a recommendation by Gene Kelly. Pearce began her show business career as a nightclub comedian, and was a member of the Broadway production of "On the Town" (as Lucy Schmeeler). When the play was being made into a film, the movie's lead, Kelly, demanded that Pearce repeat her role (the only actor or actress from the play to be included in the 1949 film version), joining a cast that also included Frank Sinatra. This led to a short-lived comedy/music television show that Pearce hosted, simply titled "Alice Pearce" (also in 1949). Pearce would continue to act on Broadway and in film/television, before landing what would be her best-known role, as an annoyingly nosy neighbor, Gladys Kravitz, on the hit television show, "Bewitched". Before taking the role, Pearce discovered that she had ovarian cancer, but went ahead with the show's production (allegedly keeping the condition secret from others on the set). By the middle of the second season, Pearce's condition worsened, and she died on March 3, 1966, at the age of 48. The role of Kravitz would subsequently be filled by actress Sandra Gould, although Pearce would receive a posthumous Emmy Award, for "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy." Pearce and Gould would also share three TV Land Awards in the early 21st century, for their work on the show.

Relationships

Paul Davis

Husband
second husband survived her

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