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The Brady Bunch’s Florence Henderson Passes Away At Age 82


brady bunch forence henderson The Brady Bunchs Florence Henderson Passes Away at Age 82 2016 has been marked by a series of heartbreaking deaths of iconic pop-culture figures – including, popular musicians like Prince, David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister, beloved film actors like Alan Rickman and Gene Wilder, and TV stars like Patty Duke and Doris Roberts (plus many more too numerous to name in full). These losses have brought an outpouring of grief, but also memories from fans who have followed their life and work. Now, the soon-to-end year has brought another loss.

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"It represents what people always wanted: a loving family. It's such a gentle, innocent, sweet show, and I guess it proved there's always an audience for that," Henderson said in 1999. Premiering in 1969, it also was among the first shows to introduce to television the blended family. 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 eight of them became "The Brady Bunch," with a quirky housekeeper, played by Ann B. Davis, thrown into the mix. Mourners flooded social media with memories of Henderson. Maureen McCormick, who played the eldest Brady daughter, Marcia, tweeted, "You are in my heart forever Florence." ''Dancing With the Stars" host Tom Bergeron tweeted, "Heartbroken. I'll miss you, my friend." 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She went on to play Maria in a road production of "The Sound of Music," was Nellie Forbush in a revival of "South Pacific" and was back on Broadway with Jose Ferrer in "The Girl Who Came to Supper" in 1963. She made her movie debut in 1970 in "Song of Norway," based on the 1944 operetta with music by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Her career nearly came to an end in 1965 when she suddenly lost her hearing while appearing in "The King and I" in Los Angeles. She was diagnosed with a condition linked to heredity. "Corrective surgery in both ears restored my hearing," she said in 2007. As her TV career blossomed with "The Brady Bunch," Henderson also began to make frequent TV guest appearances. She was the first woman to host "The Tonight Show" for the vacationing Johnny Carson. For eight years she also commuted to Nashville to conduct a cooking and talk series, "Country Kitchen," on The Nashville Network. The show resulted in a book, "Florence Henderson's Short Cut Cooking." 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." In later years she also made guest appearances on such shows as "Roseanne, "Ally McBeal" and "The King of Queens." She also became a commercial spokeswoman and co-produced "Country Kitchen," a Nashville Network series, The Los Angeles Times reported. Florence Agnes Henderson was born Feb. 14, 1934, in the small town of Dale in southern Indiana. She was the 10th child of a tobacco sharecropper of Irish descent. In grade school, she joined the choir at a Catholic church in Rockport, Indiana. After high school she moved to New York, where she enrolled in a two-year program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, her studies financed by a theatrical couple who had been impressed by her singing when they saw her perform in high school. 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