Mary Alice Smith best known to audiences as Mary Alice, is primarily an American stage and film actress. She is best known to most of her fans for her starring role as Lettie Miller in the 1976 cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Throughout that period, Mary Alice also appeared in a number of other films, TV shows, and video games. Her credits include Welcome Back Kotter with John Aston, Pretty Woman (also with John Aston), Grease (with Sally Field), and Get Smart (also with John Aston).
Mary Alice was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She was one of five children of Helen Dunning and Alva Parks. Mary Alice had a stable relationship with her mother throughout her childhood and would go on to play the role of the evil Queen in several early Disney movies. In addition to her Queen role, Mary Alice also appeared in several other Disney films throughout the 1970s, including Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid. Mary Alice was also cast in some live-action projects, including a role in the movie Edward in Disney’s remake of The Mouse King. Those appearances helped prepare her for her role as Mary Alice in the 1974 film A Different World.
Mary Alice’s notable early years included two particularly interesting movies. In addition to her appearances in the aforementioned A Different World, she also appeared in the classic Saturday Night Fever. In that film she played the young Mary Alderson, who was brought to New York by her crazy mother (and Vickers). When the movie was made, Vickers had become famous as the eccentric “vixen” that had recently appeared in such films as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Rooster Cogburn. Vickers was actually based at the Royal Court in London, England.
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One of Mary Alice’s early roles that she is most remembered for is that of the horribly smelly, pimply little school teacher in the brilliant Nurse Jackie movie. In the movie, Alice was also obsessed with learning about the American education system, so it was probably a good choice for her to teach in a school in New York City. However, those school teachers probably had more respect than Alice for American English. It is possible that Alice thought she would be better known as a teacher back in England, where she would have been seen as a classical type of person and not a wacky one. Regardless, Alice always returned home to America and continued her acting career, starring in a number of different movies over the years.
After her television appearances, Alice became a popular British writer, having pen pals and frequenting chat rooms on the Internet. She never married and remained single for the remainder of her life. During her time as a prolific writer, Mary Alice made several trips to her native Britain, where she had the honor of meeting the Queen. The Queen was impressed by her willingness to talk about her role as a school teacher and asked Alice to make a trip back to England and visit King George VI in order to see him.
Eventually, Alice attended the Shakespeare festival in Washington, D.C. Her once small, pimpled face was long gone and she looked remarkably like the real Mary Alice. It is unknown if she ever crossed paths with Richard Burton, who became known as “the dentist of the Royal Family” and was a close friend of the royals. Despite their friendship, no concrete records exist linking Mary Alice and Richard Burton. Perhaps that was another mystery that will never be solved.