Alice Ghostley (August 14, 1926 – September 21, 2007) was a Tony Award-winning American actress. She was best known for her roles as Bernice Clifton on Designing Women (Emmy Nomination, Best Supporting Actress; 1992), as Esmeralda on Bewitched, and as Cousin Alice on Mayberry R.F.D..
Alice Ghostley died at her home in Studio City, California on September 21, 2007 after a long battle with colon cancer and a series of strokes. Her death finally came from lung cancer. She was 81 years old. She is survived by a sister, Gladys Ghostley.