Florence Henderson Dies At 82

Amos Herrera
December 10, 2016

Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson died on Thursday, ET confirms.

A spokeswoman for the former Broadway star said on Thursday that she died surrounded by friends and family.

Henderson played Carol Brady from 1969 to 1979 on "The Brady Bunch", a show that became a huge hit in syndication. "Dancing With the Stars" host Tom Bergeron tweeted, "Heartbroken". She also hosted her own talk show and competed on reality series like Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook Off and Dancing With The Stars. She even appeared at Monday's taping to support TV daughter Maureen McCormick, who was a contestant on the show's current 23rd season. We thank all of her fans for their many years of love and ask that we be allowed to grieve in private. "I'll miss you, my friend". In this May 2015 photo, actress Florence Henderson spoke during the Alzheimer's Association, Orange County's 9th annual Visionary Women Luncheon at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado, Calif. Henderson, th.

ET last spoke with Henderson in June, where she spoke about the possibility of a Brady Bunch reboot.

See more in the video below. Barry Williams, who played eldest son Greg Brady, would confess to having a crush on his TV stepmom. Numerous memoirs also kept interest in the show alive as cast members revealed they were more than just siblings off camera.

Henderson was a 19-year-old from IN attending drama school IN NY when she landed a one-line role IN the play "Wish You Were Here".

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Her big break came in 1951 when she landed a starring role in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!".

Florence Henderson showed off her Broadway chops in Season 1's "The Voice Of Christmas".

"She is the real thing", wrote Walter Kerr of the New York Herald Tribune.

She made her movie debut in 1970 in "Song of Norway", based on the 1944 operetta with music by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The show resulted in a book, "Florence Henderson's Short Cut Cooking". In more recent years, she guest starred on shows like 30 Rock, Trophy Wife, and Happily Divorced.

She was married twice, to Ira Bernstein in 1956 and John Kappas in 1987, and had four children. But Carol was able to win her case, thanks to some quick thinking from her husband Mike (Robert Reed).

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