Florence Henderson, “The Brady Bunch” mom, dies

EXCLUSIVE - Florence Henderson presents the Emmy for News Special at the L.A. Area Emmy Awards presented at the Television Academy’s new  Saban Media Center on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
EXCLUSIVE - Florence Henderson presents the Emmy for News Special at the L.A. Area Emmy Awards presented at the Television Academy’s new Saban Media Center on Saturday, July 23, 2016, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful mom residing over “The Brady Bunch,” has died. She was 82.

She died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement late Thursday.

Millions loved, and kept on loving, the innocent sitcom about a blended family. “The Brady Bunch,” first aired in 1969, returned to television in various forms again and again, including “The Brady Bunch Hour” in 1977, “The Brady Brides” in 1981 and “The Bradys” in 1990. It was also seen endlessly in reruns.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s