Mary Alice

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Mary Alice
Alice at the 45th Emmy Awards Governor's Ball, 1993.
Born Mary Alice Smith
(1941-12-03) December 3, 1941 (age 73)
Indianola, Mississippi, US
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1970–present

Mary Alice (born Mary Alice Smith; December 3, 1941) is an American actress.

Life and career[edit]

Alice was born Mary Alice Smith in Indianola, Mississippi, the daughter of Ozelar (née Jurnakin) and Sam Smith.[1] She had a yen to act and began her career on stage in her hometown.[2]

Alice has appeared in over 50 television shows and feature films during her career. She made her screen debut in 1974 film The Education of Sonny Carson, and later guest-starred in Police Woman and Sanford and Son. She played Ellie Grant Hubbard on soap opera All My Children in the early 1980s, and co-starred in A Different World as Leticia 'Lettie' Bostic from 1988 to 1989.[2]

In 1987 she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her work in Fences.[3] She also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1993 for I'll Fly Away (1991–1993).[2] Alice's other film credits include Malcolm X (1992), The Inkwell (1994) and Down in the Delta with Alfre Woodard.[2]

In 2000, Alice was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.[4]

Alice replaced Gloria Foster in the film The Matrix Revolutions[5] and video game Enter The Matrix as the Oracle, after Foster died in 2001.




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