Florence Henderson Paid Tribute To By 'Brady' Family, Hollywood Stars

But it was for her role as Carol Brady, the calm, problem-solving, yet stylish mother of "The Brady Bunch", a sitcom about a blended suburban family, that Henderson became one of the most popular actresses on television.

"Florence Henderson, the actress who portrayed matriarch Carol Brady on the Seventies sitcom The Brady Bunch, died Thursday in Los Angeles from heart failure".

According to her co-worker, One who come they have to depart for sure. She was the first woman to host “The Tonight Show” for the vacationing Johnny Carson.

Henderson liked to remind people she and Carol had their differences - for one, Henderson, the youngest of 10 children of an IN tobacco farmer, always worked.

Three days before her death, Florence Henderson supported her onscreen Brady Bunch daughter Maureen McCormick and the cast of Dancing With the Stars on the show's season finale.

Henderson told correspondent Sandra Hughes on "CBS Sunday Morning" in 2010 that the character may have been too flawless.

Florence Agnes Henderson was born February 14, 1934, in the small town of Dale in southern Indiana.

When the show ended its original run in 1974, Henderson continued her acting career throughout the following three decades.

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

The Brady Bunch, which initially ran until 1974, brought her and her co-stars global fame.

She was partly old-school TV mom, as perfectly groomed and poised as Harriet Nelson in "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" or Barbara Billingsley's June Cleaver in "Leave it to Beaver", both of 1950s-'60s vintage. She appeared on countless TV variety shows and game shows and made commercials for Wesson cooking oil for more than 20 years.

SHAPIRO: That's Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady in "The Brady Bunch", remembering his co-star Florence Henderson who died yesterday at the age of 82.

Her film appearances included "Song of Norway", "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" and most recently, "Fifty Shades of Black". Yes, but the reason that I asked her to go out was to talk about music and performing'.

She dropped out of the program after one year, however, to take the role in “Wish You Were There.”.

"My heart right now is going to her four children", Olsen, 55, told the site.

In 1987 she married a hypnotherapist, John Kappas, who died in 2002. Hey, she made it through five rounds!

  • Marlene Weaver