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What Alice from ‘The Brady Bunch’ would earn today
 
 

We all know the beloved show “The Brady Bunch”. At least I do and I may be dating myself here. Who did not love Alice? Ever wonder what she was getting paid? Ever wonder what she would be paid now? This article from the Market Watch gives us a clue. Now keep in mind it is from 2014, so the rate is probably slightly higher.

Few American families are lucky enough to have an Alice, the live-in maid from “The Brady Bunch,” and with good reason: She’d cost a fortune.

While the sitcom portrayed an all-American family at the tail end of the 1960s and into the 1970s, employing an actual housekeeper in 2014 would be far too pricey for most families. Nowadays, Alice could command a salary greater than her employer. In fact, assuming Mike and Carol Brady paid Alice the minimum wage ($1.30 in 1969), it was still an unrealistic luxury for an architect with six children (not including cousin Oliver) to employ a full-time housekeeper. But it was a sitcom, after all.

The wave of tributes after the death on Saturday of Ann B. Davis, 88, who played the wise-cracking maid on “The Brady Bunch” (1969-74), is a testament to the comedic talents of the beloved actress — and the place a corny sitcom about a near-perfect blended family has in American popular culture. But it may also reflect nostalgia for an era when the prospect of affording a live-in housekeeper to help raise the family may not have been so, well, far out.

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Glenn Greenhouse
Glenn began in the “family business” more than 30 years ago, by coming to work for his Father, Martin Greenhouse. He often recounts how nervous he was, when at 19 years old his Father forced him to pick up the phone and speak with David Suskind. This was to be the first of dozens of phone calls and meetings to come for Glenn……with Celebrity Clientele. Glenn considers himself very fortunate to have spent his life working at a job he truly loves and as he puts it: “earn a comfortable living at the same time.”
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