Before she became known as “America’s Mom” on “The Brady Bunch,” Florence Henderson was an established Broadway star and a frequent presence on television, including the first female guest host of NBC’s “Tonight Show.”
But it was for her role as Carol Brady, the calm, problem-solving mother of “The Brady Bunch,” a sitcom about a blended suburban family, that Ms. Henderson became nothing less than a television superstar.
She died Nov. 24 at a Los Angeles, one day after being admitted. She was 82. Her unexpected death was described as “heart failure” in a statement from her manager, Kayla Pressman.
“The Brady Bunch,” which also starred Robert Reed as a widowed father of three boys, ran on ABC-TV from 1969 to 1974 but seemed to grow in popularity through syndicated reruns…