Alice Ghostley (14 August 1923 – 21 September 2007) was an American actress and singer. She was best known for her roles as the bungling insecure Esmeralda (1969–70; 1972) in Bewitched, as Cousin Alice (1970–71) in Mayberry R.F.D., and as Bernice Clifton (1986–93) in Designing Women, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1992. She was a regular in Nichols (1971–72) and The Julie Andrews Hour (1972–73).
Among her roles in motion pictures, Ghostley appeared in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), playing Stephanie Crawford, the neighborhood gossip. She appeared in the film version of Grease as shop teacher Mrs. Murdock. In 1985, she had a supporting role in the Nancy Allen comedy Not for Publication.