Mary Alice
Mary Alice
Mary Alice
Personal Information
Birth name: Mary Alice Smith
Born: (1941-12-03) December 3, 1941 (age 75)
Birthplace: Indianola, Mississippi, U.S.
Career/Family Information
Years active: 1970–present
Character information
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.[1]

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.[2]

Mary resides in Los Angeles.


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