Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson

Dale, Spencer County, Indiana, USA
Death 24 Nov 2016 (aged 82)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Gardens of Serenity
Memorial ID 173136280 · View Source
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Actress. Born Florence Agnes Henderson, she was best known to television viewers as Carol Brady, the matriarch on the ABC television sitcom "The Brady Bunch" from 1969 to 1974. She grew up in rural Kentucky and received her high school education at St. Frances Academy in Owensboro, Kentucky. She later moved to New York City and studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She made her stage debut in 1952 in the musical comedy "Wish You Were Here" and that same year, was cast in the lead role of Laurey in the national tour of "Oklahoma!". Her other stage credits included the title role in "Fanny" from 1954 to 1956, Maria in the national tour of "The Sound of Music" in 1961, Anna in the "The King and I" in 1965, and Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific" in 1967. Her popularity on the stage led her to numerous appearances on TV variety shows as well as game and talk shows. She was the first female guest host on "The Tonight Show" in 1962. Her actual television debut came in 1955 on the television series "I Spy" (not the 1960s series with Bill Cosby and Robert Culp). Besides "The Brady Bunch" and its several spin-offs, television movies, and reunion specials, her other television credits included "The United States Steel Hour", "Medical Center", "The Love Boat", "Hart to Hart", "Fantasy Island", "The Love Boat", "Murder, She Wrote", "Dave's World", and "30 Rock". She also hosted the television cooking shows "Country Kitchen" from 1985 to 1993 and "Florence Henderson's Short-Cut Cooking" from 1998 to 1999. She also appeared in several films during her career. She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996. She passed away of heart failure.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


Beloved mother of four, cherished mom to millions,
forever in the hearts of her family, friends and fans.



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