Beth Howland, who starred on the CBS sitcom Alice, died on Dec. 31, 2015. Her husband, Murphy Brown star Charles Kimbrough, didn't reveal that the actress had lost her battle with lung cancer until May 2016 to comply with Howland's wishes. Howland starred as the high-strung waitress Vera on Alice for nine seasons in the '70s and '80s. Her more recent television credits include Murder, She Wrote, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and The Tick.
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