by Monica Fiore (Staff Writer and Reporter)
Florence Henderson (Courtesy of Flickr)
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.- “Here’s the story of a lovely lady” could not be a more perfect first line for the intro to the late 1960s, early 1970s show, The Brady Bunch, which featured a close-up shot of Florence Henderson playing mother Carol Brady, who has three girls, Marcia, Jan, and Cindy, because even though Henderson played a lovely lady on television, in reality, she truly was one.
Henderson, who was most known for her Brady Bunch role, passed away November 24 at the age of 82, due to heart failure.
The Brady Bunch first aired in 1969 and depicted two widowed parents, each raising three children, who were going to become a family of eight, due to marriage. Alongside mother Carol Brady and her three girls, Marcia (played by Maureen McCormick), Jan (Eve Plumb), and Cindy (Susan Olsen), the opening theme song showcased father Mike Brady (played by the late Robert Reed) and his three boys, Greg (Barry Williams), Peter (Christopher Knight), and Bobby (Mike Lookinland), as well as the housekeeper, (the late Ann B. Davis).