Rent Check

Ann B. Davis

The former Brady Bunch housekeeper, now on Broadway in the Gershwin-derived musical Crazy for You, serves up some of her favorite flicks.

Born Yesterday (1950, Columbia TriStar) ''The first Broadway show I ever saw; Judy Holliday was in it. I remember that there was a maid with a line or two, and I thought, 'I can do that!'''

Tender Mercies (1983, Republic) ''It's about a man who has a lot of difficult decisions to make and makes the proper ones. And, of course, I'm going to see anything with Robert Duvall in it.''

Much Ado About Nothing (1993, Columbia TriStar) ''We keep rediscovering that classic material can be done in an exciting way. I did Shakespeare in summer stock years ago — I was the comedy maid. I've played so many comedy maids.''

Originally posted Nov 03, 1995 Published in issue #299 Nov 03, 1995 Order article reprints