When you have earned the title of America’s TV Mom, there is no doubt you have had incredible reach across generations.
Florence Henderson, who played matriarch Carol Brady on the sitcom The Brady Bunch, passed away yesterday from heart failure at the age of 82.
The show only ran for five years on TV, but it found a larger and longer life by reaching people like you and me…in long running syndication. In fact, The Brady Bunch was such an enduring success that since its first re-airing in September 1975, an episode of the Brady Bunch has been broadcast on a television somewhere in the United States and abroad every day of the year. Every day.
NPR has the first great look into Henderson’s greatest character, plus the rest of her life and career. Read it here.