'Brady Bunch' housekeeper assumes new role as Mother

By Josh Dalton

Arizona Daily Wildcat

It was a story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls . and a story of a man named Brady that was busy with three boys of his own. But what about that middle square, the glue that held that nuclear Brady family together? What about Alice?

Ann B. Davis, who played the part of Alice for all those years, is still around and she has moved on. She is currently starring as Mother in the newest Gershwin musical, "Crazy for You," which is making a stop in Tucson for seven performances Oct. 26-30 at Centennial Hall.

Before she takes the stage, however, Davis will be making a visit to the Arizona Ballroom to meet the public for a free "bring your own" lunch. Besides lunch, there will be a Brady Bunch look-a-like contest, and a Brady trivia contest, prizes being tickets to "Crazy For You." There will also be an opportunity to see the Brady Bunch cookbook, written by Davis with Ron Newcomer and Diane Smolen, which will be on sale in the ASUA Bookstore.

Gloria Smith of the Office of Cultural Affairs has been the organizer of the event. She commented on Ann B. Davis' appeal to college students saying, "It's the 'Brady Bunch' link. There is a certain niche of an age group that found 'The Brady Bunch' very appealing."

In honor of Davis' visit, KAMP Student Radio is scheduled to play "Brady Bunch" tunes from 11:45 a.m.-noon.

Whether raised on "The Brady Bunch" or fed the reruns in syndication, today's lunch should be a good time for "Brady Bunch" fans of all ages and should not be missed.

Josh Dalton is currently working on the first volume of his autobiography titledThe Son the Bradys Never Had; the Adolescent Years.

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