'Brady Bunch' Mom Florence Henderson Dies at 82
Published Nov 25, 2016American actress Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. She died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, surrounded by family and friends, and is survived by four children (Barbara, Elizabeth, Joseph and Robert), 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Henderson is best remembered for her role as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, which originally aired from 1969 to 1974. She reprised the role for follow-up shows and TV specials like The Brady Bunch Hour, The Brady Girls Get Married and The Brady Brides, then played Carol's mother in the 1995 film adaptation of The Brady Bunch Movie.
Prior to The Brady Bunch franchise, Henderson was an established Broadway performer in the 1950s. She starred in productions of Fanny, The King and I, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music and The Girl Who Came to Supper.
In recent years, she appeared as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, in addition to hosting her own programs, The Florence Henderson Show and Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson.
Heart failure is being reported as the cause of Henderson's death. Her publicist David Brokaw confirmed the news, saying, "She was quite active until she started not feeling well several days ago. It was felt that she would just bounce back from it."