Written by: Alex Green
Beth Howland, the actress who played Vera on the beloved sitcom “Alice” has died.
She was 74.
Howland played Vera with a deft blend of ditzy naiveté and clueless charm and her Golden Globe-nominated turn remains one of the greatest comedic performances in sitcom history.
Although the Boston-born actress left the business after the nearly ten year run of the show, the admittedly shy Howland did a few bit parts here and there but did create Tiger Rose Productions alongside her pal, the actress Jennifer Warren.
Howland died after a battle with lung cancer in Santa Monica
She is survived by her husband, the actor Charles Kimbrough and a daughter from her previous marriage to actor Michael J Pollard.