Veteran American actress Mary Alice has died in New York, know her cause of death, age and net worth
The 85-year-old actress has had notable roles in numerous films, including ‘A Different World’ and ‘I’ll Fly Away’.
Actress Mary Alice Passed Away, Cause of Death, Obituary, Age, Biography, Husband, Family, Movies, Net Worth
According to New York police, Alice was found dead on Wednesday, July 27 at her New York home. The cause of her death is still unknown, as reported by the NYPD, but it is assumed that she died due to age-related illnesses.
Mary Alice aka Mary Alice Smith was an American stage, film and television actress. She was best known for her appearance on the NBC sitcom, “A Different World” and a 1976 musical drama “Sparkle.”
RIP Mary Alice…the original Rose Maxson. You were one of the greatest actresses of all time!! Thanks for the work, the inspiration and thanks for Rose. Godspeed Queen ❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Yv3CKGOrDE
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) July 28, 2022
rest in peace to mary alice, the unforgettable and undeniable force on screen. 💔 pic.twitter.com/xaa77ngGXB
— maya cade (@mayascade) July 28, 2022
She also appeared on stage and won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in August Wilson’s Fences in 1987.
After hearing the news of his passing, many friends, colleagues, fans and followers took to social media to pay their respects.
The Tony Awards shared a video of the actress giving a speech after receiving an award on Twitter.
The official Tony Award account captioned the video as follows: “Rest well to Tony Winner Mary Alice, deceased. Mary won for her incredible performance in Fences (1987).
Colman Domingo also took to his Twitter and paid tribute saying, “A shoulder we all stood on. A round of applause for Mary Alice. Thanks legend. Rest quietly.
S Epatha Merkerson wrote ‘Mary Alice’ with 2 broken heart emojis and shared a photo of herself with Alice.
Who was Mary Alice?
Mary Alice, 85, aka Mary Alice Smith, was born in Indianola, Mississippi. She began performing in her community at a young age, but briefly left the business to become an elementary school teacher in Chicago.
Later, in the 1960s, she returned to community theaters again. According to the New York Post, in the early 1960s and 1970s, Alice continued to work in Manhattan’s East Village.
She made her film debut in 1974 with “The Education of Sonny Carson” and since then she has appeared in many TV shows such as Police Woman, Sanford and Son and many more.
Mary Alice is best known for her role in the 1976 musical drama “Sparkle,” as well as her role as Oracle in Lilly and Lana Wachowski’s 2003 franchise picture “The Matrix Revolutions.”
She was unmarried and her net worth was $4 million.
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