LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alice Ghostley, the Tony Award-winning actress best known on television for playing Esmeralda on “Bewitched” and Bernice on “Designing Women,” has died. She was 81.
Ghostley died Friday at her home in Studio City after a long battle with colon cancer and a series of strokes, longtime friend Jim Pinkston said.
Ghostley was an inspiration to Paul Lynde.
See latter-day Ghostley in this YouTube clip of Designing Women. Alas, nothing from her 1960s heyday…