Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful matriarch of "The Brady Bunch," has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82. Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after being hospitalized the day before, said her publicist, David Brokaw. Henderson had suffered heart failure, her manager Kayla Pressman said in a statement. Family and friends had surrounded Henderson's hospital bedside, Pressman said.
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Post by steveinthecity on Nov 25, 2016 22:07:55 GMT -8
Florence, to my mind was the greatest television Mom. In the 70's when Moms only came home to provide a required meal, attend appointments, or hand out discipline, Carol was there throughout my childhood, ever supportive and optimistic. In an era when the latchkey kid became the norm, and for many youngsters such as myself, Mrs. Brady provided an influence of healthy values, cheerfulness, and a vision (albeit unrealistic) of blissful family life that wasn't even hinted at as possible by the adults around us.