Beasley, Allyce 1954–

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Beasley, Allyce 1954–

(Alice Beasley)


Original name, Allyce Tannenberg; born July 6, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, NY; daughter of Marvin (a cartoonist) and Harriet (a bookkeeper) Tannenberg; married Christopher Sansocie (a photographer), 1979 (divorced); married Vincent Schiavelli (an actor and writer), 1985 (divorced 1988); married third husband (marriage ended 1994); married Jim Bosche, January, 1999; children: (second marriage) Andrea Joseph. Education: Attended the State University of New York Brockport; trained for the stage with Lee Strasberg and Wynn Handman. Avocational Interests: Aerobics, gardening, walking dogs.


Agent—Kazarian/Spencer and Associates, 11969 Ventura Blvd., Third Floor, Box 7409, Studio City, CA 91604; VOX, Inc., 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90036.


Actress and voice actress. Voice of Playhouse Disney segments broadcast on the Disney Channel, beginning 2005; appeared in advertisements. Worked as a waitress.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1986 and 1987, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1988, all for Moonlighting.


Television Appearances; Series:

Agnes DiPesto, Moonlighting, ABC, 1985–89.

(As Alice Beasley) Voice of Tia, Darkwing Duck (animated), ABC and syndicated, 1991–93.

Voice of Miss Alordayne Grotke, Recess (animated; also known as Disney's "Recess" and Disney's "Recess": Created by Paul and Joe), ABC, 1997–2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Becka Paulson, The Tommyknockers (also known as Stephen King's "The Tommyknockers"), ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mrs. Cutler, One Cooks, the Other Doesn't, CBS, 1983.

Receptionist, The Ratings Game (also known as The Mogul), The Movie Channel, 1984.

Cindy, Love, Lies & Lullabies (also known as Sad Inheritance), ABC, 1993.

Telemarketer, Call Me Claus, TNT, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voices of female cats, Garfield on the Town (animated), CBS, 1983.

Performer, Walt Disney World Celebrity Circus, NBC, 1987.

ABC team member, Battle of the Network Stars XIX, ABC, 1988.

The Ice Capades with Kirk Cameron (also known as Kirk Cameron at the Ice Capades), ABC, 1988.

(In archive footage) Lisa Pantusso, Cheers: 200th Anniversary Special, NBC, 1990.

Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years, CBS, 1990.

Herself, "Entertainment Tonight" Presents: "Moonlighting" Exposed, syndicated, 2000.

Herself, Favorite Stars: Then & Now, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The Third Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Cindy Bates, "Scenskees from a Marriage: Part 1," Taxi, NBC, 1982.

Darleen, "The Kidnapping of Stanley," Filthy Rich, CBS, 1982.

Lisa Pantusso, "The Coach's Daughter," Cheers, NBC, 1982.

Salesperson, "Triangle," King's Crossing, ABC, 1982.

Lynette Mercer, "Steele Crazy after All These Years," Remington Steele, NBC, 1983.

Herself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1986.

Herself, Dolly, ABC, 1987.

Margaret, "Love on the Rocks," ALF, NBC, 1990.

Agent Harris, "A Day in the Double Life," Superboy (also known as The Adventures of Superboy), syndicated, 1991.

Voice, "It's the Thing of the Principal," Duckman (animated; also known as Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man), USA Network, 1994.

Kate Pound, "The Sky Is Falling," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1996.

Voice of Bess, "Witchy Woman," Extreme Ghostbusters (animated), syndicated, 1997.

Voices of ground finch and penguin, "Eliza–cology," The Wild Thornberrys (animated; also known as The Thornberrys), Nickelodeon, 1998.

Mrs. Beasley, "Liar, Liar," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2000.

Sarah Finch, "Two Birds with One Sloan," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 2000.

Beating the Odds, Discovery Health Channel, 2000.

Sharon, "Your Money or Your Wife," Felicity, The WB, 2001.

Doris Fortnoy, "Gimme Shelter," 10–8: Officers on Duty (also known as 10–8 and 10–8: Police Patrol), ABC, 2003.

Doris Fortnoy, "Love Don't Love Nobody," 10–8: Officers on Duty (also known as 10–8 and 10–8: Police Patrol), ABC, 2004.

Doris Fortnoy, "Wild and Innocent," 10–8: Officers on Duty (also known as 10–8 and 10–8: Police Patrol), ABC, 2004.

Woman with cats/God, "The Cat," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Agnes DiPesto, "Moonlighting," Moonlighting, ABC, 1985.

Television Work; Series:

(As Alice Beasley) Additional voices, Darkwing Duck (animated), ABC and syndicated, 1991–93.

Film Appearances:

Janice, Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (also known as Bugs and Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4), 1990.

Chimera receptionist, Motorama, Two Moon Releasing, 1991.

Spinach Destiny, Loaded Weapon I (also known as National Lampoon's "Loaded Weapon I"), New Line Cinema, 1993.

Voice of announcer, Wilder Napalm, TriStar, 1993.

Waitress, Magic Kid II, PM Entertainment Group, 1994.

Frankie, Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (also known as Entertaining Angels), Paulist Pictures, 1996.

Hildy, Rumpelstiltskin, Legacy Releasing, 1996.

Sophia, Dream with the Fishes, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997.

Elsa, Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure, Sony Wonder, 1998.

Aunt Beatrice, Stuart Little, Columbia, 1999.

Constance, The Prince and the Surfer, A–pix Entertainment, 1999.

Senta, I Might Even Love You, Bruder Releasing, 1999.

CULA advisor, Legally Blonde, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2001.

Voice of Miss Alordayne Grotke, "Recess" Christmas: Miracle on Third Street (animated), 2001.

Voice of Miss Alordayne Grotke, Recess: School's Out (animated; also known as Recess: The Ultimate Summer Vacation and Summer Vacation: The Ultimate Recess), Buena Vista, 2001.

Mom Bumpers, Wishcraft, MC–One, 2002.

Sally, Cathedral, Films for the Humanities, 2002.

Voice of Miss Alordayne Grotke, "Recess": Taking the Fifth Grade (animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.

Library lady, A Foreign Affair (also known as 2 Brothers & a Bride), 2003, Zenpix/Innovation Film Group, 2004.

Zoe, No Ordinary Hero (short film), Absolute Pictures, 2004.

Peg, Bull Run, Dream Street Films/FireRock Entertainment, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Nurse, Romeo and Juliet, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Appeared in Angel City, Los Angeles; also appeared with the Santa Fe Open Theatre, Santa Fe, NM. Some sources cite appearances in a West coast production of Morticians in Love and in other productions, including The Odd Couple and Steel Magnolias.


Video Games:

Generic female gnome merchant, generic female half elf merchant, generic female high elf merchant, generic female human merchant, and generic female kerran merchant, EverQuest II, Sony Online Entertainment, 2004.



People Weekly, July 17, 1995, p. 40; April 28, 1996, p. 90; February 21, 2000, p. 105.

Redbook, March, 1987, p. 18.

Time, September 21, 1987, p. 74.

TV Guide, June 5, 2005, p. 14.