Photo of Ann B. Davis, who portrayed housekeeper Alice on 'The Brady Bunch' (Credit: ABC News)
San Antonio, TX -
Emmy Award-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who died Sunday at 88, was the “glue that held 'The Brady Brunch' together," Barry Williams, who played Greg on the show, said today on "Good Morning America.”
Davis was known for her beloved role as housekeeper Alice on "The Brady Bunch," and her death in a San Antonio, Texas, hospital after a fall in her home inspired former co-stars and other celebs alike to reach out and talk about the iconic actress.
"I was reflecting throughout the day yesterday about one of the first times I met her,” Williams said. “She was already a big star when she joined 'The Brady Bunch,' won a couple of Emmys with 'The Bob Cummings Show,' and I knew that this was someone I wanted to pay attention to but she had a wicked sense of humor."
"I remember watching from behind the camera when she was rehearsing one of the scenes for 'The Brady Bunch' and I was laughing along with her timing and stuff. Well, apparently, I was messing up her timing so she turned around and said, ‘Barry, comedy is not funny.’ I was crushed,” he said.
“I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh. I’ve upset her. A little later I went over and said, ‘Excuse me. What did you mean when you said that comedy was not funny?’ and she said, ‘Oh, I was just kidding with you.’"
Florence Henderson, who played mom Carol on the show that ran from 1969 to 1974, also tweeted her condolences for her friend.
"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," she wrote.
Tweets from other stars are below:
John Stamos tweeted, "Alice- i'm sure Sam the butcher is excited to see you!! RIP Ann B Davis".
Christina Applegate tweeted, "Ann B Davis. How many mornings I have spent with you. " oh Alice". RIP".
Mia Farrow tweeted, "Oh no- not Alice! Peace Ann B. Davis. We loved you. #TheBradyBunch http://cnn.it/RUO7uT".