By Dailymail. Veteran actress Florence Henderson, best known to a generation of baby boomers as all-American mother Carol Brady in the s sitcom The Brady Bunch, died on Thursday aged She starred in the ground-breaking television series about a woman with three daughters who married a widower with three sons. The premier of The 'Brady Bunch was among the first U. On the show, Robert Reed's character, architect Mike Brady, was a widowed father of three boys. Henderson's character Carol Brady was a single mother - the show was vague as to why - who had three daughters. They married in the first episode. The series made its debut amid cultural tumult in the United States but remained invariably cheery and avoided controversy during its five seasons on the ABC network.
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Help support our writers and keep our site ad-free. Who, much to her chagrin, found herself in the company of some very lovely—but naked—girls. Apparently, the squeaky clean star had no idea she was in a strip club! Anyway, our G-stringed spies said McCormick jumped up and ran out of the club, saying she was afraid the local gossip columns would get wind of the fact that she was ogling the exotic dancers…. To alleviate his frustrations, Reed would sometimes storm off the set and reportedly end up at a nearby bar, returning to the studio only when shattered enough to endure the debasing ordeal of shooting the remaining scenes. Ironically, business is better at the newly renovated and renamed girlie bar now that most of the oceanfront amusement mecca has decayed and a number of condemned pavilion buildings have fallen off their pilings and into the Atlantic. But if you turn around and face the other way, the view is marred by the squat, surreal reactor towers of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station that jut abruptly from the salt marsh two miles away over the state line in New Hampshire, overshadowing the strip joint and everything else on the seacoast. In episodes, Brady characters never once made mention of racial tensions, political upheaval, violent protest marches, inner-city rioting, psychedelic drugs, sexual experimentation, the Vietnam conflict, Woodstock, Watergate or the energy crisis. For many, such a career move may be their best and only chance to escape Salisbury.
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By Reed Tucker. December 7, am Updated December 8, am. Attempting to placate the actor, Schwartz invited Reed down to the set where strawberries were actually being cooked and pointed out that the berries did indeed give off a scent. Reed was famous for being difficult on set. In yet another, Reed whined about the implausibility of his character slipping on a broken egg. In , he happened across a newspaper article stating that 29 percent of families now included a child from a previous marriage. He began crafting a show about a blended family that would serve as a parable for his personal belief that different people could always learn to live together. He also stocked the family with six kids; a boy and a girl occupying three different age groups.
Florence Agnes Henderson February 14, — November 24, was an American actress and singer with a career spanning six decades. Henderson also appeared in film, as well as on stage, and hosted several long-running cooking and variety shows over the years. She appeared as a guest on many scripted and unscripted talk and reality show television programs and as a panelist on numerous game shows. She was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in Henderson, the youngest of 10 children,  was born on February 14,  in Dale, Indiana , a small town in the southwestern part of the state.