Dancing with the Stars: Florence Henderson

Although many people remember her as Carol Brady, the ever perky woman with three daughters, Florence Henderson was the youngest of 10 children born in Dale, Indiana and herself only had four children to her first husband, Ira Bernstein.

FAMOUS FOR: She began as a stage actress in musicals, performing in the touring company of “Oklahoma” and “South Pacific.” She performed on Broadway in the 1950s: “Wish You Were Here” in 1952 and “Fanny” in 1954 and “The Girl Who Came to Supper” in 1963. Florence Henderson is most famous for playing the mother in the TV program “The Brady Bunch” (1969-1974). She currently hosts “The Florence Henderson Show” on the Retired Living TV network.

Henderson has been a spokewoman for Wesson cooking oil, Polident and Pepsi Twist.

PARODY: Henderson has poked fun at her wholesome image in the Pepsi Twist commercial and in the Weird Al Yankovic music video “Amish Paradise.”

AGE: 76

14 February 1934 (Aquarius)

DANCING: Most of her stage experience has been in musicals so Henderson has experience dancing Broadway. She also performed in nine episodes of a variety show, The Brady Bunch Hour” in 1977.


About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, Examiner.com and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and RogerEbert.com. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

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