Best known for her role as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch from 1969-1974, Florence Henderson’s presence on the show made her one of the most popular TV moms of all time. Generations of children and adults have grown up enjoying her sweet mannerisms and beautiful singing voice. Henderson got her start in show business signing in musicals, eventually landing on Broadway, and made numerous appearances on variety shows in the ’50s and ’60s on programs such as The Ed Sullivan Show and The Dean Martin Show where her lovely stage presence and her talent for music were showcased. Henderson was even a guest host for The Tonight Show at one point.
The beloved actress died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on November 24, 2016 at the age of 82 from heart failure. Her publicist, David Brokaw, reported that she had been active and feeling good up until a few days before her death. Henderson is survived by her two sons and five grandchildren.
We will never forget the way she brought happiness into our homes and gave little girls a wholesome role model to look up to. You can hear Florence Henderson’s sweet voice again in the video below from The Brady Bunch in her rendition of “O Come All Ye Faithful.” She will be missed.