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Saturday, September 22, 2007

So Long Esmerelda

Alice Ghostley, the great comic and character actress who potrayed shy Aunt Esmerelda on Bewitched has died at age 81. Often thought of as a female Paul Lynde, Ghostley had many guest roles on Designing Women, Hogan's Heroes (an alternate Frau Linkmeyer) and other TV sitcoms.

"I knew I didn't look like an ingenue. My nose was too long. I had crooked teeth. I wasn't blond. I knew I looked like a character actress."But I also knew I'd find a way", said Ghostley in a gutsy interview.
Ghostely was a much loved character in Wapella lore, intregral to the development of the Hog City brand of comedy and schtick, and will be greatly missed by all who enjoyed her work.


Anonymous said...

This one's been sitting here too long, and is much more entertaining than corrupted aquifers. Esmerelda was always a great favorite of mine. Her nervous ways, always with a good heart, showed that one could contribute without being perfect. Without doubt, she was one of a great TV family that brightened many days in Wapella.


Anonymous said...

Frau Linkmeyer war sehr schone.


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