2016 just keeps getting worse….
We all enjoyed this actress as the loving matriarch, Carol, on ‘The Brady Bunch’. Florence Henderson died Thursday night at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles from heart failure, according to her publicist, David Brokaw. She was 82-years-old.
Via NY Times:
“She was quite active until she started not feeling well several days ago,” Mr. Brokaw said. “It was felt that she would just bounce back from it.”
Ms. Henderson was making a film in Norway in 1969 when she was asked to appear in the pilot episode of “The Brady Bunch,” an unapologetically upbeat comedy about a widow with three daughters who meets, marries and makes a sunny suburban California home with a widower who has three sons. The series ran from September 1969 to March 1974, attracting viewers during a period of extreme social change and the Vietnam War, neither of which touched the Bradys’ world.
The show took on new life in syndication. In the end, it spawned television movies and reunion specials, short-lived spinoffs (including “The Brady Bunch Variety Hour” in the mid-70s) and eventually two feature films. Read more here
I remember seeing her make a recent guest appearance on ‘Dancing With The Stars’. She was there in support of her friend and contestant, Maureen McCormick, who played her daughter, Marsha, on the hit show. Henderson was a contestant on DWTS on a prior season.
Henderson, who was a widow, is survived by two daughters, Barbara and Elizabeth; two sons, Joseph and Robert; and five grandchildren.
The Brady kids react to the news
Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so very many years & in my <3 forever. Love & hugs to her family. I’ll miss u dearly #RIPFlorence
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) November 25, 2016
Deeply saddened. Florence was one of the most gracious people I have ever known, Proud to call her Mom and life long friend. #RIPFlorence
— Barry Williams (@MrBarryWilliams) November 25, 2016