Emmy-winning actress Mary Alice has passed away from natural causes. She was 80 years old. Her family announced her passing yesterday. The legendary actress was a star on the screen and stage. She was known for her roles in the hit sitcom “A Different World” and the musical “Sparkle.”
Mary Alice won a Tony Award in 1987 for “Best Featured Actress” in the play “Fences.” In addition, in 1993, she performed on Broadway and won an Emmy award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress” in the drama series “I’ll Fly Away.”
My Heart… Mary Alice aka Lettie aka the Oracle aka Maggie. Wow an Icon from “ A Different World,” to “Laurel Avenue,” to “Down in the Delta” and so much more. Rest Well pic.twitter.com/EndGSy6rxh
— 🏳️⚧️Priestess🏳️⚧️ (@YannickTMusic) July 28, 2022
Emmy and Tony award winning actress, Mary Alice has passed. Best known for her roles as Lettie on ‘A Different World’ and as Effie Williams in ‘Sparkle’. She was 84. pic.twitter.com/pcyHchN8CY
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) July 28, 2022
She's always gazing at something far away. It feels like she's seeing a different world from me. She gazes with a gloomy face, as if she's thinking about someone somewhere else.
Why is that, whenever I looked at her undecipherable side face, I felt my chest tightening?
— . (@moonlightmidday) July 28, 2022
We are sending our condolences to Mary Alice’s family and friends.