Florence Henderson, the veteran actress best known to a generation of baby boomers as Carol Brady from the Brady Bunch, has died at age 82. She first graced television screens in the 1950s following a role in the musical, Carousel, in 1949 and other musical theater hits including South Pacific and the title role in Fanny.
But it was the 1969 premier of The Brady Bunch, among the first US TV shows to focus on a non-traditional family, that made her a household name. Henderson, one of ten children from a small Indiana town, went on to guest star on hit TV shows including Murder, She Wrote, The Love Boat and LA Law.
The actress who played Marsha Brady tweeting that quote, Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so many years and in my heart forever. I'll miss you dearly. Henderson died with family and friends at her side, the Associated Press reported. The cause of death was not detailed.