She was one of America’s moms, a television icon – Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” died yesterday from heart failure at the age of 82. Florence Agnes Henderson was the 10th child of a tobacco sharecropper. She was extremely accomplished on Broadway – she had the lead in rogers and hammerstein’s Oklahoma in the 50’s… She went on to play Maria in a road production of “The Sound of Music,” she was in “South Pacific and “The Girl Who Came to Supper” in 1963. Just to name a few…she made her movie debut in 1970…The Brady Bunch debuted in 1969…and came back again and again. She told the Associated Press in 2008 she didn’t mind that it was her signature role. Her death was unexpected. Henderson had not been sick, Just this week, Henderson attended a taping of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” to cheer on Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marcia Brady. I hope she and Robert Reed are having a great visit right now. RIP Mom. 🙁
It’s Gilmore Girl Day – in case you didn’t know – “A Year in the Life” is on Netflix after months and months and even years of waiting…the show debuted in 2000…had a controversial 7th and final season because the creators were not part of it – and today we get to wrap it properly. If your workplace or school is suddenly short on females aged 25-60…they’re binge watching at home.
Steven Tyler will receive a humanitarian award from the United Nations. It’s for his work with Youth Villages through his Janie’s Fund, which helps girls who have been abused or neglected. Tyler will get his award December 3rd in New York.
At the movies Allied and Bad Santa are out there…if you dare or care – both getting not the hottest reviews
A hit Chinese reality T-V show is running into trouble — because of the way it is casting cast members. Seems there is a government ban on celebrities appearing on T-V shows with their own kids. To get around that, the shows have cast other children to play the children of the celebrities. That’s a problem when, as the show depicts the young actors in situations that would be normal for siblings, like sharing a bed….they’re not siblings….The network that does the show says all the children in the show were protected. What does that mean? Condoms?