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11 items from 2016


Florence Henderson Remembered: Big-Hearted, a Little Bawdy and Incredibly Talented

30 November 2016 12:37 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Florence Henderson loved playing Carol Brady. She respected what the chipper “The Brady Bunch” matriarch represented to millions of fans. But she was not Carol Brady.

Henderson, the actress and singer who died unexpectedly on Nov. 24 at the age of 82, was a fun-loving person endowed with a bawdy sense of humor.

“She loved raucous behavior,” said Lloyd Schwartz, producer and son of “Brady Bunch” creator Sherwood Schwartz. “She would always be palling around with the guys, and she could give as good as she got, in such a great way.”

At the same time, Henderson was a motherly presence to the six youthful stars of the series. She was beloved by the entire “Brady” company for being a consummate pro with a gigantic heart. She commanded respect for forging a showbiz career after a hardscrabble upbringing in Kentucky, where she was the 10th child in a family of 10.

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Barry Williams on TV Mom Florence Henderson: ‘That Lovely Lady Was the Real Deal’

28 November 2016 1:51 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Barry Williams has fond memories of his late television mother, Florence Henderson, and believes that “she is a light that will shine for a long time.”

On Thursday, Williams said goodbye to his Brady Bunch costar, who died at the age of 82 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering heart failure.

The actor, 62, played the TV family’s oldest sibling — Greg Brady — for five seasons on the 1969 sitcom. Since wrapping his role as Carol Brady’s son on the family comedy in 1974, Williams stayed in touch with his on-screen mother, whom he considered to be “many things: a mom, »

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How Florence Henderson Became Carol Brady Despite Initially Passing on The Brady Bunch

25 November 2016 10:03 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Florence Henderson was known for her iconic role as everyone’s favorite TV mom, Carol Brady, on The Brady Bunch — but the star, who died Thursday at the age of 82, didn’t initially want to audition for the part.

Prior to scoring the leading role that would propel her to international stardom on the 1969 sitcom, Henderson had a successful career on the Broadway stage — appearing in Wish You Were Here (1952), Fanny (1954), The Girl Who Came to Supper (1963) and South Pacific (1967).

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate was living in New York City when the audition for The Brady Bunch »

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Florence Henderson Dies: See Her Career in Photos, From ‘The Brady Bunch’ to ‘Shakes the Clown’

24 November 2016 11:48 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Brady Bunch” matriarch Florence Henderson, quite possibly the most beloved TV mom for a generation of viewers, died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 82.

According to the Associated Press, Henderson died Thanksgiving night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after being hospitalized the day before. Her manager to the news service that Henderson had suffered heart failure, and that family and friends had surrounded Henderson’s hospital bedside.

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Henderson had just been seen earlier this week on “Dancing with the Stars,” offering support to fellow “Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick, who was a contestant on the competition series this season. (Henderson similarly competed on the show in 2010.)

Henderson was best known for playing Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” and its several reincarnations (and TV movies) over the years. But her expansive »

- Michael Schneider

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Florence Henderson Dies: See Her Career in Photos, From ‘The Brady Bunch’ to ‘Shakes the Clown’

24 November 2016 11:48 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Brady Bunch” matriarch Florence Henderson, quite possibly the most beloved TV mom for a generation of viewers, died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 82.

According to the Associated Press, Henderson died Thanksgiving night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after being hospitalized the day before. Her manager to the news service that Henderson had suffered heart failure, and that family and friends had surrounded Henderson’s hospital bedside.

Read More: Sherwood Schwartz, “Poison” Investor: How the “Brady Bunch” Creator Became an Indie Film Hero

Henderson had just been seen earlier this week on “Dancing with the Stars,” offering support to fellow “Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick, who was a contestant on the competition series this season. (Henderson similarly competed on the show in 2010.)

Henderson was best known for playing Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” and its several reincarnations (and TV movies) over the years. But her expansive »

- Michael Schneider

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Florence Henderson, ‘Brady Bunch’ Mom and TV Icon, Dies at 82

24 November 2016 10:16 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Florence Henderson, the actress who defined the television mom of the modern era with her starring role in “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 82.

Henderson’s manager, Kayla Pressman, confirmed the actress died on Thanksgiving night surrounded by family and friends. She’d been hospitalized the day before.

“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our dear mother Florence Henderson from heart failure,” said Henderson’s family in a statement. “On this day of thanks, our beloved mother was surrounded by her devoted children and dearest friends. We thank all of her fans for their many years of love and ask that we be allowed to grieve in private.”

Henderson seen was on camera as recently as Monday when she attended the taping of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Her one-time TV daughter, Maureen McCormick of “Brady Bunch” fame, was a contestant on the show this season »

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“The Gilligan Manifesto” Up For Grabs At 2016 Afm

2 November 2016 9:22 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

  Writer-director Cevin Soling's highly anticipated documentary, The Gilligan Manifesto, is among Showcase Entertainment's newest documentaries on the roster at this year's Afm. Just one year after the Cuban Missile Crisis, radio and television writer Sherwood Schwartz began filming his comedy classic Gilligan's Island, which depicts seven Americans shipwrecked on a deserted island. Soling’s film reveals that this seemingly innocuous sitcom was actually an analogue for a post-apocalyptic world where survivors had to rebuild civilization as this was a major concern during the Cold War where many families had fallout shelters in their homes. What is even more shocking is that the society the castaways create is founded on Marxist Communism. Soling’s revelation was published in the prestigious academic journal, Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture....

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Was "Gilligans Island" an ode to Karl Marx and Communism?

20 October 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Writer-Director Cevin Soling’s highly anticipated documentary, The Gilligan Manifesto, will be the Saturday night presentation at the La Femme International Film Festival on Oct. 22 at 6 pm at Laemmle’s Music Hall Theater Venue 2 in Beverly Hills. Just one year after the Cuban Missile Crisis, radio and television writer Sherwood Schwartz began filming his comedy classic Gilligan's Island, which depicts seven Americans shipwrecked on a deserted island.  Soling’s film reveals that this seemingly innocuous sitcom was actually an analogue for a post-apocalyptic world where survivors had to rebuild civilization as this was a major concern during the Cold War where many families had fallout shelters in their homes. What is even more shocking is that the society the castaways create is founded on Marxist...

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‘All in the Family,’ ‘Maude’ Writer Austin Kalish Dies at 95

6 October 2016 3:35 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Prolific comedy writer Austin Kalish, who with his wife Irma wrote landmark episodes of “Maude” and “All in the Family,” as well as the pilot for “Gilligan’s Island,” died early Wednesday. He was 95.

Kalish’s son, writer-producer Bruce Kalish, confirmed his death in a Facebook post Thursday. “He squeezed every bit of life he had out of his 95 years here on this planet,” Bruce Kalish wrote. “You may not have known him but you watched his shows.”

Austin “Rocky” Kalish and Irma Kalish wrote one of the most talked-about episodes of comedy in primetime history, the 1973 “Maude’s Choice” episode of the Bea Arthur comedy in which the titular character wrestles with the decision to have an abortion after an unexpected pregnancy. Airing in the same year that the Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, the episode brought the polarizing issue squarely into America’s living rooms.

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Iconic Brady Bunch House in California Ransacked by Burglars: Police

19 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The shag carpets and the orange countertops are long gone, but the iconic California house made famous on the hit 1970s sitcom, The Brady Bunch remains - and was the target of a recent break-in, police confirm to People. On Wednesday at 10:28 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a call of a break-in at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City, California, which was used for exterior shots for the classic sitcom, which ran on ABC from 1969 to 1974. Unknown intruders allegedly smashed the glass of a rear sliding door to gain entry, police say, adding that they ransacked »

- K.C. Baker, @kcbaker77777

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Iconic Brady Bunch House in California Ransacked by Burglars: Police

19 August 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The shag carpets and the orange countertops are long gone, but the iconic California house made famous on the hit 1970s sitcom, The Brady Bunch remains - and was the target of a recent break-in, police confirm to People. On Wednesday at 10:28 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a call of a break-in at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City, California, which was used for exterior shots for the classic sitcom, which ran on ABC from 1969 to 1974. Unknown intruders allegedly smashed the glass of a rear sliding door to gain entry, police say, adding that they ransacked »

- K.C. Baker, @kcbaker77777

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