Friday, November 25, 2016

Florence Henderson, who starred... the 1970s sitcom The Brady Bunch, died at age 82. From her obit in the Times:

Ms. Henderson was making a film in Norway in 1969 when she was asked to appear in the pilot episode of “The Brady Bunch,” an unapologetically upbeat comedy about a widow with three daughters who meets, marries and makes a sunny suburban California home with a widower who has three sons. The series ran from September 1969 to March 1974, attracting viewers during a period of extreme social change and the Vietnam War, neither of which touched the Bradys’ world.

It would be hard to overstate the importance of this show when I was young. I even made a pilgrimage in 2015 to the original house in Studio City.

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