Alice was the name of the US sitcom first shown in 1976 and was named after its lead character Alice Hyatt. The sitcom Alice was actually based on the 1975 film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" and followed the life of widowed Alice Hyatt.
After Alice's husband was killed in a truck accident, she set off for Hollywood with her son to live her dream of being a singer. But her car broke down in Phoenix and she ended up working in a greasy-spoon with waitresses Flo and Vera and boss Mel.
The series ended in 1985 by which time Alice had finally become a singer with a band in Nashville!