Alice Ghostley, who is best known to television audiences for her roles on
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.