Actress Mary Alice Died

Mary Alice, the Tony and Emmy award-winning actress best remembered for her roles in “Fences” 

Alice won the Tony Award for best-featured actress in 1987 for her performance as Rose in “Fences.” 

The August Wilson play premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in 1985 before moving to Broadway two years later and dominating...

Alice, who played Troy opposite James Earl Jones, captivated viewers with her commanding performance.

“I just tried to comprehend (Rose) and put myself in her shoes,” Alice explained in an interview in 1987. “I believe Troy...

Six years later, Alice received an Emmy for best-supporting actress for her work in “I’ll Fly Away.” She’d been nominated...

Younger audiences may remember Alice most for her small but pivotal role as the Oracle in 2003′s “The Matrix Revolutions.”

“RIP Mary Alice…the original Rose Maxson,” said Viola Davis, who won an Oscar for portraying Rose in the 2016 “Fences” film.

Alice was born on December 3, 1936, in Indianola, Mississippi, and her family relocated to Chicago when she was a child. 

In 1966, Alice joined a local theatre company and went on to become a professional actress. She quit teaching the next year...