Before 'The Brady Bunch,' Ann B. Davis starred for Ford
Photo credit: HISTORIC FILMS
Before actress Ann B. Davis was Alice, the live-in maid on the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” she lent her wisecracking humor to a saucy commercial for the mid-sized Ford Fairlane, detailing “that Fairlane feeling.”
Davis, who died Sunday at age 88 in San Antonio, was featured in a commercial for the Fairlane that aired in the 1960s. In the spot, she describes the feeling of driving the two-way sport shift.
“It’s a force that says, ‘Ride, my love, come away with me. Maybe for a pizza!’” Davis says.
The camera pans out at the end of the commercial to show Davis holding a car salesman like a baby. It closes with the tagline, “You’re ahead in a Ford.”
Ford produced the Fairlane from 1955 to 1970, transitioning the trim to the Torino nameplate in 1970.
You can reach Kathleen Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org.