‘Brady Bunch’ Mom, Florence Henderson, Had Two Families

Jeffrey Totey - Author
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Nov. 27 2016, Updated 9:05 a.m. ET

For many, news that Florence Henderson, mother of The Brady Bunch clan, passed away on Thanksgiving hit them hard. Henderson initially played Carol Brady on the original show from 1969 to 1974 and again numerous times for many reunion shows and TV movies. She was our favorite mom of TV.

Henderson passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Thursday night suffering from heart failure. She is survived by her four children Barbara, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Robert.

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Henderson has always been outspoken about how proud she was of her children and grandchildren. Barbara followed in her mother’s acting footsteps and even appeared on The Brady Bunch three times. In 1975 she played a role on Police Woman and began work as a producer in 1995. Elizabeth also did some acting appearing in 1992’s movie, Somebody’s Daughter. Sons Joseph and Robert have pretty much stayed out of the limelight.

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