Tribute: Florence Henderson

Posted on November 25, 2016 at 9:19 am

We mourn the loss of singer/actress Florence Henderson, the iconic Carol, mother of three very lovely girls (the youngest one in curls), who married Mike Brady, father of three boys, and created television’s most beloved blended family. Her shag haircut and unquenchable cheer were a highlight of the Brady home, which became a home for kids who watched it in reruns after school. It is still running, almost half a century since its premiere in 1969.

She was a talented singer who toured as Maria in “The Sound of Music” and the title role in the stage production of “Fanny,” and she starred in a legendary movie musical flop, “The Song of Norway.”

She was much more game than her sugary image, with a raunchy appearance on the Friar’s roast for Jerry Stiller and participation in “Dancing With the Stars.” May her memory be a blessing.

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