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Alice Lunsford

Alice Lunsford

Alice Lunsford has written three novels: If the Garfish Don’t Bite (a lighthearted account of a young girl’s struggle growing up in a segregated bayou town during World War II); Secrets of the Bayou {a ghost story set in the bayous of Louisiana) and Strawberries You Can’t Peel (murderous meanderings on a European tour) and is currently working on another madcap murder mystery, Doggone Days. After winning 20th Century Fox’s Search for Comedy Writers she became a member of WGAw and has written several musical and non-musical plays including: Dali, Gypsy Love, A Perfect Pitch, and Dvorak in America, all of which have received readings at NPF.

As an actress, Alice is a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, and has appeared in commercials, episodic TV, and over 100 stage plays. Her most recent appearance as the leading role of “Granny” in a T-Mobile commercial was launched during National Women’s Week.

Alice and her beloved, recently deceased husband Jim were long-time residents of Santa Monica and, with their two children, traveled world-wide. Images of their travels appear in Alice's watercolors, which are in private collections locally and nationally. Jim (author) and Alice (illustrator) and collaborated to produce The Ocean and the Sunset, the Hills and the Clouds: Looking at Santa Monica, an enticing description of their home city.

As president of the Residents’ Council in her new home, Brookdale Ocean House, Alice is busy planning a talent show featuring her play By the Window, an improvisation workshop which she will direct, and co-editing the monthly publication OCEAN WAVES in which she interviews residents of Ocean House.

In the summer of 2022, on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary celebration, the Santa Monica Theatre Guild Morgan-Wixson Theater honored Alice with a Legends Award in recognition of her extraordinary achievement.