We know she’s a multi-talented actress, talk show host, recording artist, author, Broadway veteran and philanthropist. But all we keep screaming excitedly in our heads is: “It’s Mrs. Brady!!!!!”
Florence Henderson’s career is as active today as when she first appeared as the “Today Girl” on NBC’s Today Show and the first woman to host The Tonight Show. Florence has appeared on such popular prime time programs and made for television specials as the critically acclaimed movie of the week for Hallmark entitled Ladies of the House and the popular RLTV Network’s Florence Henderson Show. she will always be best known in syndication worldwide as “America’s Favorite Mom” and matriarch Carol Brady, on the classic hit TV series The Brady Bunch, which aired for five seasons (1969-1974), has never been off the air in this country, and currently airs in 122 countries around the world.
Acknowledged as one of the top leading spokespersons in the U.S., Florence has been a celebrity spokeswoman for Oldsmobile, Tang, Polident, Rain Soft, Pepsi Light and Wesson Oil. In fact, she maintains a busy schedule as one of the most popular and sought after motivational speakers as well as performing her one-woman show entitled All the Lives of Me… A Musical Journey. Her first role on stage was in Joshua Logan’s musical, Wish You Were Here, and shortly thereafter she was cast in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s last national tour of Oklahoma!
Ms. Henderson’s long list of stage credits includes the starring role in The Great Waltz for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, the starring role of Fanny, the lead role of “Maria” in The Sound of Music, the lead in The Girl Who Came to Supper, the role of Nellie Forbush in Noel Coward’s South Pacific, and the starring role of “Anna,” opposite Ricardo Montalban, in The King and I. Her first feature film credit was in The Song of Norway.
As a producer and a talk-show host, her credits also include The Nashville Network’s cooking and comedy series Country Kitchen. The experiences inspired her to write a cookbook, A Little Cooking, A Little Talking and A Whole Lot Of Fun.