Alice Ghostley

Alice Ghostley

  • Highest Rated: 92% To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Gator (1976)
  • Birthday: Aug 14, 1926
  • Birthplace: Eve, Missouri, USA
  • Born in Missouri and educated at the University of Oklahoma, Alice Ghostley created a sensation in her first Broadway production, New Faces of 1952. In the company of such powerhouse co-stars as Paul Lynde, Robert Clary and Carol Lawrence, Ghostley stole the show with her plaintive renditions of the satirical ballads "The Boston Beguine" and "Time for Tea." Within a year of New Faces, she was headlined in the film version of that popular revue and was cast as a regular on the network-TV series Freedom Ring. Ghostley has been convulsing audiences ever since, playing a rich variety of man-chasing bachelorettes, overprotective mothers and dotty neighbors. While most of her film appearances have been in comedies (Viva Max!, The Graduate, Grease), Ghostley proved quite effective in the comparatively straight role of Stephanie Crawford in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). In 1965, she won a Tony award for her performance in the Broadway seriocomedy The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window. In addition, Ghostley has been a regular or semi-regular on a multitude of TV series: The Jackie Gleason Show, Car 54 Where Are You, Captain Nice, The Jonathan Winters Show, The Golddiggers, Designing Women and a host of others. She is most fondly remembered for her portrayal of bumbling witch Esmerelda on the long-running (1964-72) sitcom Bewitched. On both this series and 1972's Temperatures Rising, Alice Ghostley was reunited with her old New Faces cohort, Paul Lynde. Ghostley died of colon cancer at age 81 in September 2007.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Tuskless 2000
No Score Yet Addams Family Reunion Granny 1999
No Score Yet Palmer's Pick-Up Eleanor Palmer 1999
27% The Odd Couple II Actor 1998
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Wrong Guys Actor 1988
No Score Yet Not for Publication Doris 1984
75% Grease Mrs. Murdock 1978
No Score Yet Rabbit Test Nurse Tunn 1978
0% Gator Emmeline Cavanaugh 1976
80% Blue Sunshine O'Malley's Neighbor 1976
No Score Yet Viva Max! Hattie Longstreet Daniel 1969
No Score Yet With Six You Get Eggroll Housekeeper 1968
88% The Graduate Mrs. Singleman 1967
75% The Flim-Flam Man Mrs. Packard 1967
No Score Yet My Six Loves Actor 1963
92% To Kill A Mockingbird Stephanie Crawford 1962
No Score Yet New Faces Herself 1954

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Bernice Bernice Clifton
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Stepsister Joy
  • 2004
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Mrs. Binns
  • 1998
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Mrs. Dewinter
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest
  • 1988
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Mrs. Schtepmutter
  • 1985
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Marge
  • 1984
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Mamie
  • 1978
No Score Yet Good Times
1974-1979
Ms. Austin Mrs. Dobbs
  • 1977
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
Hazel Hathaway
  • 1976
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Esmeralda
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1966
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
  • 1971
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Mimi
  • 1970
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Miss Prillo
  • 1969
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Farkas Verna
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet Evening Shade
1990-1994

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