Remembering the legendary Florence Henderson on her birthday

Remember “The Brady Bunch” Star Florence Henderson

Remembering the legendary Florence Henderson on her birthday

Actress Florence Henderson was born on February 14, 1934, in Dale, Indiana. She started her career in theater, appearing on Broadway and also starred in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!.” Henderson moved over to television and became The Tonight Show’s first female guest host. In 1969 she landed the role that made her a household name, Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” which ended in 1974. She was a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2010. Henderson hosted her own talk show, “The Florence Henderson Show, and cooking show, Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson,” on Retirement Living TV. Henderson married her first husband Ira Bernstein in 1956. They had four children together before divorcing in 1985. In 1987, she married her second husband, hypnotherapist Dr. John George Kappas whom she had met when he treated her for depression and stage fright in the early 1980s. They remained married until his death in 2002. Henderson had five grandchildren. Henderson died on November 24, 2016, at the age of 82.

By Ken Warren, 2018

Florence Henderson & Robert Reed singing “I Wanna Be Loved By You” on the hit show “The Brady Bunch”

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