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Mrs. Beasley - A cute rag doll with spectacles seen on the situation comedy FAMILY AFFAIR/CBS/1966-71.

Mrs. Beasley Doll - FAMILY AFFAIR

Mrs. Beasley was the favorite doll of a little girl named Ava Elizabeth "Buffy" Patterson-Davis (Anissa Jones) who was adopted by her Uncle Bill Davis (Brian Keith) soon after the death of her parents.

The doll (given to her by her mom and dad) was Buffy's security blanket and confidant who listened to all of her problems.

When Uncle Bill called Mrs. Beasley a doll, Buffy chided "Mrs. Beasley is not a doll. Mrs. Beasley is my friend."

The blond-haired Mrs. Beasley wore a blue dress/pants with white polka-dots, yellow shoes, and a pair of black square-rimmed glasses. Replicas of the doll were merchandised nationwide.

In 1967, Mattel produced a 21-inch talking doll in a pink display box. A color photo was attached, showing Buffy smiling as Mrs. Beasley whispered in her ear. Anissa Jones recorded her voice to go with a Mattel "Buffy" doll.

In addition, Mattel produced a 14-inch non-talking rag doll, complete with removable, fully-washable clothes; and a 10-inch talking Buffy with a 4-inch Mrs. Beasley (Maureen McCormick of THE BRADY BUNCH fame loaned her voice to the doll's voice box); and 6-inch non-talking, bendable Buffy with a 3-inch Mrs. Beasley.

Family Affair Coloring Book

There were also a number of Mrs. Beasley items produced by the Whitman Publishing Company including nine coloring books, seven paper doll sets, a jigsaw puzzle, two sticker books, two hardbound books, a magic slate, a boxed activity set and an entire board game called "Where's Mrs. Beasley?" wherein the players moved around the board with Mr. French, searching for the card that hid Mrs. Beasley.

In the August, 1991 issue of Esquire magazine, former child actor Danny Bonaduce from the PARTRIDGE FAMILY/ABC/1970-74 mentioned that the girl who had played Buffy had taken an "overdose of Quaaludes." He followed that factual statement with a tongue-in-cheek update as to the whereabouts of Mrs. Beasley "

Another FAMILY AFFAIR tragedy is Buffy's doll. Mrs. Beasley is currently a hooker on Sunset and Gower. For fifty dollars she's the best piece of plastic you ever had."

Mrs. Beasley Coloring Book - FAMILY AFFAIR

10 Phrases spoken by the 22" pull-string talking
Mrs. Beasley Doll produced by Mattel

  •  Do you want to hear a secret? I know one.
  • Gracious me, you're getting to be such a big girl!
  • I do think you're the nicest little friend I ever had.
  • It would be such fun to play jump rope, don't you think?
  • If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for?
  • If you were a little smaller, I could rock you to sleep.
  • Long ago I was a little girl just like you!
  • Speak a little louder dear, so Mrs. Beasley can hear you.
  • Would you like to try on my glasses? You may if you wish.
  • You may call me Mrs. Beasley. Would you like to play?

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