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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 has died at age 82. The beloved actress, who was best known for her role as matriarch Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, passed away from heart failure on Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in La. Her manager Kayla Pressman confirmed the sad news in a statement to AP, saying that "family and friends had surrounded [Florence's] hospital bedside" and that she is survived by her children Barbara, Joseph, Robert, and Lizzie, their respective spouses, and five grandchildren. In addition to starring in every episode of The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974, Florence also had guest roles in a handful of TV and movies and made history as the first woman to host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1962. After the Brady Bunch ended their five-year run, Florence revived her role as Carol Brady in multiple spinoffs and specials: The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, The Brady Girls Get Married, The Brady Brides, »
- Brittney Stephens
Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson died on Thursday, Et confirms. She was 82.
According to Henderson's rep, the actress died from heart failure, surrounded by her four children.
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Henderson was best known and beloved by many for her role as Carol Brady, matriarch of the Brady Bunch. The show premiered in 1969, and Henderson appeared on every episode of the series' five seasons, as well as in spinoffs The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, The Brady Girls Get Married, The Brady Brides, The Bradys and The Brady Bunch Movie.
In 2010, she competed on Dancing With the Stars, eliminated fifth with partner Corky Ballas. Henderson also hosted her own talk show, The Florence Henderson Show, and cooking show, Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson, in recent years.
Maureen McCormick, who played Henderson's TV daughter, Marcia, was convinced by Henderson to compete on this season of [link »
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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Henderson died surrounded by friends and family, the actress’ manager Kayla Pressman said in a statement to the Associated Press on Thursday.
After graduating from Indiana’s St. Frances School in 1951, Henderson went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. In January 1956, she married Ira Bernstein, whom she shared four children with —Barbara, Joseph, Bob and Elizabeth »
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