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It's been 39 years since "The Brady Bunch" concluded its five-season run, but rerun heaven has kept the series very much alive, and the cast's frequent reunions have allowed them to stay within reach of the spotlight. But what exactly has this lovable clan been up to since their goofy sitcom said goodbye in 1974? Most of them have popped up in a variety of TV shows and movies, but a few others have taken decidedly more low-key paths. Here's the story of what one of television's most famous families is up to today.
Florence Henderson (Carol Brady)
Current age: 79
The only member of the "Brady Bunch" cast to retain her icon status, Henderson appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" in 2010. She currently hosts "The Florence Henderson Show," a daily talkfest on Retirement Living TV. Henderson also regularly pops up in guest-starring roles, including a gig on "Samantha Who?" that earned her an Emmy nomination. »
- Matthew Jacobs
Hollywood today is all about adapting existing ideas and stories. Just look through a list of upcoming movies this year, the great majority will be sequels, prequels, adaptions of novels, etc. But the one which causes the most public controversy is the remake.
Many people feel differently about these, some embracing them, some outright avoiding them. But we must admit, sometimes the remake can work out well. Maybe the original movie had a good core story, but somehow missed the mark. Or maybe in the current circumstances, a classic movie can take on a new significance with an updated story. Point is, sometimes the remake can equal or even transcend the original!
And then there’s times the remake just falls flat, perhaps even tarnishing the reputation of the original. Here’s five movies that would likely encounter a similar fate. Five remakes that must never happen….
5. Arsenic and Old Lace »
- J.D. Westfall
Feature Sarah Dobbs Jan 31, 2013
As the anniversary of his passing approaches, Sarah looks back over the career of Boris Karloff - one of cinema's true icons...
If there’s one classic movie star I’d love to have met, it’s Boris Karloff. Now, he’s mostly remembered for his breakthrough role in Universal’s 1931 adaptation of Frankenstein: if you close your eyes right now and imagine Karloff, chances are it’s in green face paint with bolts in either side of his neck. But there was a hell of a lot more to him than that.
Karloff was an amazingly talented actor who brought something special to just about every role he played, and it would have been amazing to get the chance to sit down and talk to him about his life and career, to get his perspective on fame, Hollywood, horror, acting, and all the rest of it. »
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