This Thanksgiving, we lost Florence Henderson, who portrayed Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch”. For seventies kids, Carol Brady was the embodiment of the perfect wife and mother. In the early years, Carol was a stay-at-home mom with six kids. Later, she became a real estate agent. The Brady’s family life was a pristine and polished reflection of what many kids dreamed of having back then. And unlike real life, Carol always managed to fulfill her role of wife and mother with humor, smarts, and grace. In losing Florence Henderson, many seventies “kids” said goodbye to a piece of childhood.
- We lost many stars and cultural figures in 2016: Carrie Fisher, Prince, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Elie Wiesel, Harper Lee, to name a few.
- My mother smoked, cursed, drank, and ate up life. Here was Florence Henderson as Carol Brady, a model for many moms, doing it all with grace and humor.
- People forget that the premise of “The Brady Bunch”—bringing together two “broken” families—was fairly groundbreaking for its time.
“We lost many stars and cultural figures in 2016: Carrie Fisher, Prince, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Elie Wiesel, Harper Lee, to name a few.”