Florence Henderson, American actress, Died at 82


Florence Agnes Henderson was born on February 14, 1934, and died on November 24, 2016.

She was an American actress and singer

She had a career spanning over six decades.

Florence best remembered for her starring role as matriarch Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974.

She also appeared in the film as well as on stage and hosted several long-running cooking and variety shows over the years.

She appeared as a guest on many scripted and nonscripted (talk and reality show) television programs and as a panelist on numerous game shows.

Henderson was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2010.

She appeared again on Dancing with the Stars on November 21, 2016, giving moral support to her eldest Brady Bunch daughter Maureen McCormick three days before her death, Maureen played the popular Marcia Brady.

Florence Henderson hosted her own talk show, The Florence Henderson Show, and cooking show, Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson, on Retirement Living TV (RLTV), in her latter years.

During the 2000s, she became a public benefactor to the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand, Indiana, some of the nuns having been her teachers during her early education.

Henderson appeared in a number of their promotional videos and helped in fundraising efforts.

Henderson won money for the Sisters on the game show Weakest Link and on a classic-television-themed episode of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire in 2001, winning $32,000 in their name.

After Henderson appeared on The Surreal Life, Florence made a point of showing respect for the Catholic Church and the Sisters of St. Benedict by refusing to dress in a nun’s costume for a comedy skit.

She died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, surrounded by family and friends.

Florence left behind her four children, 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She had been hospitalized the previous day, and her manager, Kayla Pressman, reported that she had died of heart failure.

Reports were that Henderson had not been ill prior to her sudden hospitalization and that her death was a “shock.”

Florence Agnes Henderson passed away at 82 years old.