"Brady Bunch" kids pay tribute to TV mom Florence Henderson

The Indiana-born actress best known as Carol Brady on "The Brady Bunch" died Thursday in Los Angeles at age 82.

Ms. Henderson was making a film in Norway in 1969 when she was asked to appear in the pilot episode of "The Brady Bunch", an unapologetically upbeat comedy about a woman with three daughters who meets, marries and makes a sunny suburban California home with a widower who has three sons.

"The Brady Bunch" was a story about a lovely lady and a man named Brady, a widow and widower with three children each.

She grew up poor in IN, with an alcoholic father and a mother who left when she was just 12 years old, she said. Henderson, in her own book, denied having any relationship with Williams but did acknowledge a fling with former New York City mayor John Lindsay. Love & hugs to her family. Once a few people noticed her, they just started flocking to her. She also had a cameo on "The Brady Bunch Movie", a send-up of the original sitcom which continues to play in syndicated reruns.

"Star Trek" star George Takei spoke for many when he said, "Thanks for your light and love". "She was very gracious, always. She was just a delightful person", said Peggie Key of Palm Desert. We shared so much that you can't really describe to other people.

After learning about the death of her longtime friend and costar, McCormick took to Twitter to share her sentiments about the hard loss. Additionally, USA Today shared five lesser known facts about the actress the day following her death, one of which stated that she'd been an accredited hypnotherapist. "It's such a gentle, innocent, sweet show, and I guess it proved there's always an audience for that", Henderson told a reporter in 1999.

"Nobody on the set ever felt they couldn't approach her", he said.

She played Carol Ann Brady in series The Brady Brunch.

"I created the kind of mother that I wished I'd had, and I think everyone longs for".

Henderson is survived by her four children - Barbara, Lizzie, Joseph, and Robert - with her first husband Ira Bernstein, to whom she was married from 1955 to 1985. She was one of those. "That was my very first job and then shortly after that, I was on camera and I've never looked back", she went on to say in her interview. "Me and Mrs. Brady".



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