Actress Beth Howland has passed away at the age of 74. She was best known for her work of playing Vera the ditzy waitress on the 1970s and 80s sitcom Alice.
Beth’s husband is the one who broke the news to the press, mentioning that she died of lung cancer…back in December. He states that there was no funeral or memorial service at her own request. He simply said:
“That was her choice.”
Beth’s nine year run on Alice earned her four different Emmy Award nominations. As well as starring on Alice she also had parts on shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Love Boat, and Little House on the Prairie. She started her career at the age of 16 when she landed a role alongside Dick Van Dyke in Bye Bye Birdie, and it was her 1970 performance in “Company” that got her spotted by CBS and brought to TV.
She had admitted to being shy, and that she saw certain parts of herself in the character Vera.
“I’m a little naive sometimes but not as much as Vera. I guess I’m really a cynic.”
In addition to her husband, Beth is outlived by a daughter from a previous marriage to actor Michael J. Pollard.
More in News
Sophie Turner Quitting Acting
The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...April 17, 2019
Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child
Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...April 16, 2019
Wendy Williams Files for Divorce
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...April 12, 2019
Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands
The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...April 11, 2019
Charles Van Doren Dead at 93
Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away. According to...April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022
The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...April 10, 2019