Actress Florence Henderson poses at the Television Academy's Performers Peer Group cocktail reception to celebrate the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful matriarch of "The Brady Bunch," has died, her manager and her publicist said.As its theme song reminded viewers each week, Henderson's Carol was a single mother raising three daughters when she met her TV husband, Robert Reed's Mike Brady, a single father who was raising three boys.The blonde, ever-smiling Henderson was already a Broadway star when the show began, having originated the title role in the musical "Fanny". But after "The Brady Bunch," she would always be known to fans as Carol Brady.Like the Beatles, there was even a Saturday morning cartoon version called "Brady Kids," although Henderson was not in that show."She is the real thing, right of of a butter churn somewhere," wrote Walter Kerr of the New York Herald Tribune.To broaden her career, Henderson took acting, dancing, singing and guitar lessons, even studying French and Italian.After "The Brady Bunch" ended its first run, Henderson alternated her appearances in revivals of the show with guest appearances on other programs, including "Hart to Hart," "Fantasy Island" and "The Love Boat".
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE