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Bewitched's Alice Ghostley Dead at 81

Alice Ghostley, who is best known to television audiences for her roles on Bewitched and Designing Women, died on Friday after a long battle with colon cancer. She was 81. In the 1960s, the AP notes, Ghostley received a Tony nod for the comedy The Beauty Part and eventually won the award for The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window. From 1969 to '72, she played good witch/ditzy housekeeper Esmeralda on Bewitched. From '87 to '93 she was Designing Women's Bernice, a role for which she netted an Emmy nom.

Matt Mitovich

Alice Ghostley, who is best known to television audiences for her roles on Bewitched and Designing Women, died on Friday after a long battle with colon cancer. She was 81.
In the 1960s, the AP notes, Ghostley received a Tony nod for the comedy The Beauty Part and eventually won the award for The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window. From 1969 to '72, she played good witch/ditzy housekeeper Esmeralda on Bewitched. From '87 to '93 she was Designing Women's Bernice, a role for which she netted an Emmy nom.