Ann B. Davis passed away this weekend at the ripe old age of 88; a relic of a bygone era where you could be gay in Hollywood and not have to shove it in everybody’s face every couple of minutes.
She is best remembered for her role as Alice on The Brady Bunch, where she starred with closeted gay actor Robert Reed. She was the butch one.
Apologies: When I wrote this, I was under the impression that Ms. Davis had come out as a lesbian in the early 2000s. But apparently, that was an unconfirmed but persistent Hollywood rumor. In fact, she went to her grave without ever making a spectacle of her sexuality; which is commendable.