Born in 1920, Margie Gay was the second child actress to play Alice in The Alice Comedies. Her first Alice episode was “Alice Solves the Puzzle”, which happens to be the debut of Pete as well. When negotiations failed with Virginia Davis’ mother, a new actress was found. Wanting to update the look of Alice to a “mini-Louise Brooks” type (think 1920’s flapper) Margie was brought in. She was different from the other actresses who played Alice, having short hair with bangs and she had already stood in for Virginia Davis in “Alice Solves The Puzzle”. Margie went on to play Alice in the series for most of the rest of the run, creating 31 episodes, being replaced by Lois Hardwick only for a handful of the final shorts when the series began to focus on the animation more and more and Alice less. Her final Alice film was “Alice’s Auto Race” in 1927.