Mary Alice, an actress, died recently at the age of 85. She rose to prominence for her role as The Oracle in The Matrix Revolutions. Alice died on July 27 at her home, according to an NYPD official. Mary’s cause of death is unclear, and no details about her funeral have been released.
The Matrix Revolutions’ Mary Alice
In the third chapter of The Matrix trilogy, Mary Alice played The Oracle. Gloria Foster, who died in 2001, performed the part in the first two films. Following her death, however, the job was assigned to Alice. The Oracle claimed to be able to see beyond her own decisions, adding that no one, even herself, could see beyond a choice they didn’t comprehend. It was subsequently stated that her power cannot be utilized to foresee Neo’s destiny since he has free will when he defies the Architect. The Wachowskis directed The Matrix Revolutions, which was released on November 5, 2003. Despite garnering mixed reviews, the film was a box office triumph when compared to the prior two films.
Mary Alice career
She rose to prominence as Leticia “Lettie” Bostic on the NBC comedy A Different World and then as Effie Williams in the musical drama Sparkle. Mary, who was born on December 3, 1936, began performing at an early age and began working on stage. When she was two years old, her family relocated to Chicago, and she attended Chicago Teacher’s College. She then became a teacher at an elementary school. Alice returned to acting in the 1960s, appearing in three plays by Douglass Turner Ward. Between 1969 and 1973, she cleaned the cast members’ clothes and appeared in various performances in Manhattan’s East Village’s La MaMa Experimental Theater Club.
The actress continued to perform on stage until making her cinematic debut in 1974 with the blaxploitation drama picture The Education of Sonny Carson. She appeared on many television programs, including Police Woman, Sanford and Son, All My Children, and A Different World. In 1993, Alice received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in I’ll Fly Away. She starred in movies such as Malcolm X, The Inkwell, and Down in the Delta. In 2000, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. She also played The Oracle in the video game Enter the Matrix, in addition to The Oracle in The Matrix Revolutions. In 2005, the actress announced her retirement from performing.
Twitter users pay tribute
Mary Alice was well-known in the entertainment business for her faultless performances. Following the news of her passing, Twitter was swamped with tributes to the actress. Several Twitter users recalled Alice in her more significant roles, and some even referred to her as a “queen.”
RIP to the greatness that is Mary Alice! One of the greatest actors of All times…She Had It All. Gratitude!
— Kenny Leon (@iamKENNYLEON) July 29, 2022
#RIP the majestic Mary Alice. She based Rose in ‘Fences’ on women she grew up with in ’50s Chicago. They were “not educated, living before women’s liberation, and their identities were tied up in their husbands. They put up with a lot of indignities.” https://t.co/pbBulsoV2o
— Mike Barnes (@MikeBarnes4) July 28, 2022