Mary Alice

Mary Alice
1936 - 2022
Mary Alice  American Actress

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American Actress Mary Alice was born Mary Alice Smith on 3rd December, 1936 in Indianola, Mississippi, USA and passed away on 27th Jul 2022 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA aged 85. She is most remembered for her roles as Effie Williams in the 1976 musical drama film Sparkle and Leticia "Lettie" Bostic in the NBC sitcom A Different World. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Mary Alice was in an on-screen matchup with Douglas Turner Ward in Law & Order (1990).

Mary Alice is a member of the following lists: Emmy Award winners, American film actors and American television actors.


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First Name Mary
Last Name Alice
Full Name at Birth Mary Alice Smith
Alternative Name Mary Alice Smith, Mary Alice
Age 85 (age at death) years
Birthday 3rd December, 1936
Birthplace Indianola, Mississippi, USA
Died 27th July, 2022
Place of Death Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Natural Causes
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
University Chicago Teacher's College
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame her roles as Effie Williams in the 1976 musical drama film Sparkle and Leticia "Lettie" Bostic in the NBC sitcom A Different World
Year(s) Active 1974–present, 1970–present, 1969–2005

Mary Alice Smith (December 3, 1936 – July 27, 2022) known professionally as Mary Alice, was an American film, television, and stage actress. Alice was known for her roles as Leticia "Lettie" Bostic on the NBC sitcom A Different World (1987–1989) and Effie Williams in the 1976 musical drama Sparkle. Alice also performed on the stage, and received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her appearance in the 1987 production of August Wilson's Fences.

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Kojak2005JoyceTV Show
The Matrix Online2005The Oracle (voice)Unknown
The Jury2004Elaine NebatoffTV Show
The Matrix Revolutions2003The OracleMovie
Line of Fire2003Jackie SimonTV Show
Enter the Matrix2003The Oracle (voice)Unknown
Sunshine State2002Eunice StokesMovie
The Life2002Emiline Crane (as Mary Alice Smith)Short Film
The Last Brickmaker in America2001Dorothy CobbTV Movie
The Photographer2000VioletMovie
Soul Food2000Mrs. PettawayTV Show
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce1999Dolores WilliamsMovie
The Wishing Tree1999Mattie (as Mary Alice Smith)TV Movie
Providence1999Abby FranklinTV Show
Down in the Delta1998Rosa LynnMovie
Orleans1997Ella ClarkTV Show
Oz1997Eugenia HillTV Show
Bed of Roses1996AliceMovie
Cosby1996LorettaTV Show
Heading Home1995Mary JonesMovie
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder1995Adele ThompsonTV Movie
The Inkwell1994EvelynMovie
The Vernon Johns Story1994AltonaTV Movie
Touched by an Angel1994Georgia BishopTV Show
A Perfect World1993LottieMovie
Life with Mikey1993Mrs. GordonMovie
Laurel Avenue1993Maggie ArnettTV Show
Malcolm X1992School Teacher (as Mary Alice Smith)Movie
I'll Fly Away1991Marguerite PeckTV Show
Performance1991TV Show
Awakenings1990Nurse MargaretMovie
The Bonfire of the Vanities1990Annie LambMovie
To Sleep with Anger1990SuzieMovie
Law & Order1990Virginia BryanTV Show
The Women of Brewster Place1989Fannie MichaelTV Show
A Different World1987Lettie BosticTV Show
L.A. Law1986Maxine ManleyTV Show
Beat Street1984Cora (as Mary Alice Smith)Movie
Teachers1984Linda GanzMovie
The Brass Ring1983Mrs. HauserTV Movie
A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion1982BeckTV Movie
American Playhouse1980Blind Lily, Edith Murray, Lilah DeanTV Show
Joshua's World1980HousekeeperTV Movie
Lawman Without a Gun1978Minnie HaywardTV Movie
Serpico1976AngelTV Show
Visions1976Evelyn BurrellTV Show
Just an Old Sweet Song1976HelenTV Movie
The Family Holvak1975Samantha WilsonTV Show
Requiem for a Nun1975Nancy MannigoeTV Movie
The Education of Sonny Carson1974MomsMovie
Good Times1974Loretta SimpsonTV Show
Police Woman1974MarnieTV Show
The Sty of the Blind Pig1974Alberta WarrenTV Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Mrs. GarthTV Show
Sanford and Son1972Frances VictorTV Show
All My Children1970Ellie Grant Hubbard (1980)TV Show
The Doctors1963WilmaTV Show
Insight1960Karen FullerTV Show
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JiraffioJiraffioApr 24, 2013

i always smile when i see you in movies and tv.

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