All My Children Alum Mary Alice Has Passed Away! Learn more here--->>
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All My Children alum, Mary Alice Smith has passed away on July 27, 2022.
Alice was born in Indianola, Mississippi as the daughter of Ozelar and Sam Smith. She first started acting in her hometown. She graduated from Chicago Teacher's College and taught at an elementary school.
Alice made her screen debut in the 1974 film The Education of Sonny Carson and later appeared in several television shows. She played the role of Ellie Grant Hubbard on All My Children during the mid-80s. Alice won the Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1993 for her role in I'll Fly Away. In 2000, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame and retired from acting in 2005.
She is known for her roles as Leticia "Lettie" Bostic on NBC's A Different World (1987–1989) and Effie Williams in the 1976 musical drama Sparkle.
May she rest in peace!