Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as Vera on the long-running sitcom Alice, has passed away at the age of 74.
Her husband, the actor Charles Kimbrough, revealed this week that Howland died of lung cancer on December 31.
There was no announcement, funeral or memorial service per her request.
"That was her choice," Kimbrough said today.
Howland portrayed Vera on all nine seasons of Alice, the popular CBS sitcom inspired by Martin Scorsese's film Alice Doesn't