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Alice Backes
Alice Backes
Roles June Foster
Biographical Information
Full Name Alice Mayrine Backes
Birthdate May 17, 1923
Birthplace Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Death Date March 15, 2007 (age 83)
Death Place Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States[1]

Alice Backes potrayed two characters on Bewitched - neighbor, June Foster, and Darrin's secretary, Betty (1964-1966).


Alice Mayrine Backes was an American actress who performed on radio, television and in films from the 1940s to the 1990s. Standing 5' 9", she worked chiefly on television during her long career. She appeared in over eighty television series and made-for-television movies, specializing in character roles and dialects for scripts.

Backes was born in 1923 in Salt Lake City. She attended the University of Utah, where she distinguished herself as a gifted violinist, earning a position as "concert mistress" in The University Symphony Orchestra. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, she joined the WAVES, the women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve.

Backes married only once, to Milton Citron, a native of New York who was a Hollywood sound-effects specialist and editor for both film and television productions. The couple married in 1961 and remained together for over twenty years, until Milton's death in April 1983. They had no children. After her retirement from acting in the late 1990s, Backes continued to devote her time to charities and to her lifelong passion for music, studying the works of the classical masters as well as Broadway scores and early choral compositions.

Backes remained in Los Angeles until 2006, when she relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia to be closer to family members. The following year, on March 15, Backes died in her sleep of natural causes at the age of 83.[2]

Bewitched Credits[]


  1. Alice Backes on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 6, 2020.
  2. Alice Backes on Wikipedia. Retrieved on January 6, 2020.
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