This article at MASHABLES is good for the basics.
Maids were once part of the TV landscape. I think the last one was Florida Evans on Maude. But when Good Times came around, Florida and James and the kids stayed in “The Projects” of Chicago and got their own Nielsen ratings families.
It’s funny how maids have made a comeback on Downton Abbey. Funny how it was the chauffeur who came up from downstairs.
R. I. P. Alice.