5/28/1941 - 12/31/2015
Broadway Legacies: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Beth Howland
Beth Howland, a character actress known best for playing the accident-prone waitress Vera Gorman on the TV sitcom “Alice” that starred Linda Lavin, died of lung cancer Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, California, according to multiple news sources, including The New York Times. She was 74.
Howland’s husband, the “Murphy Brown” actor Charles Kimbrough, had waited until May 24 to announce the death “in keeping with her wishes,” the Times said.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Howland...