Nooooo! I just found out (via KennethInThe212) that Alice Ghostley (Esmerelda on Bewitched, and Bernice on Designing Women) has passed away. Both shows were favorites of mine, and Ghostley herself was as well. RIP, Alice.
Alice Ghostley, Comic TV and Stage Actress, Is Dead
Alice Ghostley, a Tony Award-winning actress who became known to television viewers for her roles as dizzy sidekicks on “Bewitched” and “Designing Women,” died yesterday at her home in Studio City, Calif. Her age was usually given as 81.
The cause was cancer, said a longtime friend, the actress Kaye Ballard, who said that she was actually about two years older. . .
Read more at: NYTimes.com
And a great clip from Designing Women.