Best Moments: Florence Henderson 1934-2016 (Videos)

Florence Henderson sings “My Love” on “Hollywood Palace,” March 3, 1967.
Florence as Carol Brady with co-star Robert Reed as Mike Brady in Season 5, episode 4, “Never Too Young” (October 1973)
Henderson as Carol Brady with Maureen McCormick as Marsha Brady in “The Show Must Go On??” during Season 4, 1972
“Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” episode: Henderson as Carol Brady playing mediator with Jan (played by Eve Plumb) in 1971.
“Porkchops and applesauce” episode: Henderson as Carol Brady with Peter(played by Christopher Knight) and Alice (played by Ann B. Davis) in 1971.
With the Muppets: From Season 1, Episode 7 of “The Muppet Show” singing “Happy Together.”
Commercials, too: Florence Henderson sells Tang orange drink , early 1980s.
And don’t forget those Wesson Oil commercials of the 1980’s.
A Very Brady Christmas, 1988
Dancing the Rumba with partner Corky Ballas to the Beatles “Yesterday” on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2010.
Florence Henderson hosts “Monday Night RAW” wrestling on WWE in 2010.
Florence is game on the “Dating Game” with Queen Latifah in 2014.
Henderson delivered a  bawdy twist on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “There’s Nothing Like a Dame” from South Pacific in a “Broadway Backwards” performance in 2015.

WASHINGTON — Florence Henderson seemed destined for show business — a consummate performer, she made her mark in theater early but is best remembered as “mom,” Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch.”

In the early 1960s, many aspiring actresses with singing and dancing backgrounds found their way to New York and onto the stage for the many colorful musicals surging on- and off-Broadway at the time.  Henderson was no different. But her radiant talent not only made her a stand out in “Sound of Music,” “Oklahoma” and other performances, but led her to the lead role in a new TV sitcom that would become one of the most beloved classics of all time. Her role as mother Brady would catapult Henderson into the television pantheon and kept her working as an actress for decades later, all the way up until her death on Nov. 24.

She was ubiquitous in television specials, movies, game and variety shows, reality TV and even “Dancing with the Stars.” She had her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was embraced by generations of fans. Above are just a few of her on-screen moments through a decades-long career.

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