Actress Florence Henderson, best known for playing Carol Brady on classic 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” has died. According to reports from the Associated Press, she passed surrounded by family in Los Angeles. She was 82.
Henderson’s career spanned more than fifty years, beginning on Broadway when she was 18. Amongst her achievements she was the first woman to guest host “The Tonight Show,” a frequent “Hollywood Squares” panelist, a spokeswoman for numerous products, a “Dancing with Stars” contestant, a Weird Al Yankovic music video star, and a host of her own series.
She also guest starred on countless TV dramas and comedies from “The Love Boat” to “Murder, She Wrote,” “L.A. Law,” “Roseanne,” “Ellen,” “The King of Queens,” “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” “The Muppet Show,” “30 Rock” and more.
Those who knew Henderson took to social media to remember the actress, including Maureen McCormick, who played her on-screen daughter Marcia Brady.
You are in my heart forever Florencepic.twitter.com/PABCuPubA2
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) November 25, 2016