|Birth name:||Mary Alice Smith|
|Born:||December 3, 1941|
|Birthplace:||Indianola, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Appeared on:||Good Times|
|Character played:||Loretta in "The Baby" (Season 3)|
Mary Alice (born Mary Alice Smith December 3, 1941) appears on Good Times as Loretta, a friend and neighbor of Florida and Willona who goes into labor ant then has her child in the Evans' apartment in the Season 3 episode titled "The Baby".
Life and careerEdit
Born and raised in Indianola, MS, Mary had a yen to act and began her career on stage in her hometown.
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.
In 1987 she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her work in Fences. She also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1993 for I'll Fly Away (1991–1993). Her other film credits include Malcolm X (1992), The Inkwell (1994) and Down in the Delta with Alfre Woodard.
In 2000, Alice was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
Mary resides in Los Angeles.