Friday, November 25, 2016

Florence Henderson Passed Away!

You probably grew up watching the hit sitcom The Brady Bunch. The carefree and down to earth mom Carol Brady was played by Florence Henderson.

It was confirmed overnight that she passed away. According to the junk food media she had passed away from heart failure. She was 82 years old.

Former co-star and reality television star Maureen McCormick who played Marcia was first to respond to the news that Henderson had passed away.

Henderson is probably the most famous TV mom. She was a single women with three daughters who married a widower with three sons.

She first graced television screens in the 1950s following a role in the musical Carousel in 1949 and other musical theater hits including South Pacific and the title role in Fanny.

The premiere of The Brady Bunch in 1969 made her an icon. The series made its debut and cultural tumult in the United States but remained invariably cheery and avoided controversy during its five seasons on ABC. It ran around the controversial sitcoms like All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son.

The Telegraph also noted that she appeared in The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, The Brady Brides, A Very Brady Christmas and The Brady's. She would often appear as a guest star in some shows including The Love Boat, LA Law, and Murder, She Wrote.

She and McCormick were contestants on ABC's Dancing With The Stars.

She made cameo appearance in the 1990s The Brady Bunch Movie and the 2016 movie 50 Shades of Black. She was a host of a cooking show on RLTV before her sudden death.

She will be missed among many including myself. She leaves behind four children.

Thanks to Florence Henderson for the many years of laughs and inspiration.

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