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Maudie Prickett

Maudie Prickett
in the series Hazel, c. 1961
Personal information
Birth dateOctober 25, 1914
Place of birthPortland, Oregon, U.S.
Date of deathApril 14, 1976(age 61)
Death placePasadena, California, U.S.
Years active1938 - 1974

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Maudie Prickett (October 25, 1914 - April 14, 1976) was an American film and television character actress.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Prickett often portrayed maids, busybodies, spinsters, and nosy neighbors. She made ten appearances as recurring character Rosie, a maid, in the 1960s NBC sit-com Hazel starring Shirley Booth and Don DeFore.

Other television credits include nine appearances as Ms. Gordon on CBS's The Jack Benny Program and five appearances as various characters on ABC's Bewitched. She appeared in the 1950s westerns The Adventures of Kit Carson and 26 Men, true stories of the Arizona Rangers. Another notable appearance was as Miss Taisy, Lois Lane's nurse in the classic Superman series starring George Reeves and Phyllis Coates. She appeared twice as Alice MacAvity in 1954 in the NBC sitcom It's a Great Life, featuring Frances Bavier. Prickett guest-starred in Joan Caulfield's 1957-1958 NBC sitcom Sally. One of her later appearances was in 1974 in Jeanette Nolan's short-lived CBS western series Dirty Sally. One of her most notable film appearances was as a maid in the Plaza Hotel in New York City named Elsie in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959).

Also known as Maud Prickett, she died at Pasadena, California, of uremic poisoning. She was also sometimes billed as Maud or Maude Prickett. She is interred at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena, California.

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