Before 'The Brady Bunch,' Ann B. Davis starred for Ford



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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.


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