Ann Bradford Davis was born on the 5th May 1926, in Schenectady, New York USA, and died on the 1st June 2014, in San Antonio, Texas USA. She was an actress who rose to fame after landing two Primetime Emmy Awards fpr her role of Charmaine Schultz in the sitcom “The Bob Cummings Show” (1955–1959). There is also a star with her name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ann B. Davis was accumulating her net worth while being active in the industry from 1953 to 1997.
So just how rich was Ann B. Davis? Sources estimate that the net worth of Ann B. Davis was as much as $200,000 at the time of her passing, having been accumulated during her career of over 40 years in the film industry.
Ann B. Davis Net Worth $200,000
Ann B. Davis was educated at Strong Vincent High School and the University of Michigan from which she graduated with her degree in drama and speech in 1948. She debuted in the entertainment industry when appearing in the television series “Jukebox Jury” (1953–1954). Davis rose to prominence after landing a role in “The Bob Cummings Show” (1955–1959) created by Paul Henning.
She was nominated for Emmy Awards as the Best Actress in a Supporting Role four times, two of which Ann won.
For a decade starting from 1960, she was seen in a number of television commercials and single episodes of television series including “McKeever and the Colonel” (1963), “Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre” (1964), “The Pruitts of Southampton” (1966) and others. During this period only in the role of Miss Wilson landed in the situation comedy “The John Forsythe Show” (1965 – 1966) was she cast as the main star. Still, these appearances helped increase her net worth steadily.
Then, she starred in the sitcom “The Brady Bunch” (1964–1974) created by Sherwood Schwartz. Initially, the series achieved high ratings, though after five seasons the ratings were so low that the series was closed. Davis won two TV Land Awards for the role of Alice Nelson. Davis also starred in the spin off series “The Brady Bunch Hour” (1976–1977) and television films “The Brady Girls Get Married” (1981), “The Brady Brides” (1981), “A Very Brady Christmas” (1988), “The Bradys” (1990) and the feature film “The Brady Bunch Movie” (1995). On the whole, her engagement with “The Brady Bunch” franchise increased the net worth of Ann B. Davis considerably.
In addition to acting on television, Davis was cast in roles on the big screen too. At the beginning of her career she landed some uncredited roles in the feature films “The Man Called Peter” (1955) and “The Best Things in Life Are Free” (1956). Later, she continued with minor roles in the films “Pepe” (1960) and “All Hands on Deck” (1961). Ann B. was cast as the star in the romantic comedy “Lover Come Back” (1961) directed by Delbert Mann. Acting herself she was seen in the comedy film “Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult” (1994) directed Peter Segal. All the above mentioned roles increased the total size of Ann B. Davis net worth, too.
Furthermore, she appeared on the Broadway stage in plays “No, No, Nanetter” (1972–1973), “Crazy for You” (1992–1996) and “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1996). They also added sums to the net worth of Ann B. Davis.
Concerning the private life of Ann B. Davis, the actress was single all her life, nor did she have any publicly acknowledged relationships.
On a 1973 episode of All Star Baffle, she and her identical twin, wearing roller skates, skated behind a tall cardboard wall. when one skated out the far end and around the front entering the near end, the other waited a few seconds then emerged from the far end. it took the panel a few seconds to realize they were not watching one skater, but the two sisters taking turns.
Davis fell in her bathroom early one morning hitting her head and never regained consciousness. She was in excellent health for an 88-year-old woman and her death was a complete shock.
To many, she is best remembered as a constantly humorous maid, Alice Nelson, on ABC's weekly situation comedy The Brady Bunch (1969).
Her first motion picture role was in Strategic Air Command (1955) with James Stewart, as a waitress who sets a cake in front of Stewart. The scene was later cut out of the film.
Received her Bachelor's degree in Theatre from the University of Michigan in 1948.
Attended and graduated from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1944.
She won two Emmy Awards in the 1950s for The Bob Cummings Show (1955). Some have nicknamed it, "Love that Bob", as a substitute and shorter title.
Has a twin sister named Harriet and an older brother named Evans.
Blue maid's uniform and white apron
[on her character Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch (1969)] All of us wish we had an Alice. I wish I had an Alice.
[on being content with her very ordinary appearance] I know at least a couple hundred glamor gals who are starving in this town. I'd rather be myself and eating.
[on never having married] By the time I started to get interested, all the good ones were taken.
On leaving show business in 1976 for a year to join Bishop Frey's Episcopalian Commine: I never heard a voice from the clouds saying get out of show business. - Interview with R. Todd Nash the Tartan in 1987