Florence Henderson Still a Brady Mom


Jul. 7 2008, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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Once a Brady, always a Brady.

Florence Henderson played mom Carol Brady on the hit show from 1969-1974, and lives by that motto 34 years after going off the air.

“They are like my second family, the Brady kids,” Florence tells OK! at the American Women in Radio and Television’s Gracie Awards. “We’ve remained close all these years, and probably always will be close.

How close? The 74-year-old honoree, who has four children of her own with ex-husband Ira Bernstein, still keeps tabs on her on-screen children.

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“I just saw Susan Olsen,” she tells OK! “We christened the new Emerald Princess ship. We got to go to Greece. It was very exciting. And I saw Sherwood Schwartz, who created the Brady Bunch, getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As soon as I get home, I’m having dinner with Eve Plumb. We all keep in touch.”

Don't think the tight-knight relationships formed after the show though. Florence says the gang were hardly separable during the comedy's run, often going away on vacation together.

Florence Henderson

“We became a family,” she says. “I loved when we got out of the studio. I loved going to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon and Kings Island. I loved going to work every day and being with a second family.”

By Valerie Nome


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