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The Brady Bunch

Eve Plumb

Jan Brady

Eve Plumb was born April 29, 1958 in Burbank, Calif. Plumb started her showbiz career in a television commercial at age 6. By the time she was chosen for the role of Jan Brady, she had over 40 commercials on her resume and parts on a handful of TV shows, including Family Affair and Gunsmoke.

Contrary to her on-screen persona, Plumb's post-Bunch life included becoming a varsity cheerleader and homecoming queen at her high school. In 1976, Plumb played the lead in the TV movie Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, in which she played a teen prostitute. Her success with that film as well as the NBC production of Little Women kept her out of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour. Plumb was active for a number of years in the L.A. comedy troupe The Groundlings and appeared in a number of stage shows in the area.

She also appeared in several feature films, including I'm Gonna Git U Suckah! as well as And God Spoke. Plumb appeared in an episode of "The Real Live Brady Bunch" stage show in Chicago (as Tami Cutler in "Adios, Johnny Bravo"). She spent two seasons on the ABC Saturday morning show Fudge and even turned up on an episode of Lois & Clark. In 2008, Plumb retired from the Laguna Beach Board of Adjustment/Design Review after six years. She works as an artist and sells her paintings throughout the country.

Character Bio

Poor Jan: She suffers from middle child syndrome, always living in her sisters' shadow. Of course, most of Jan's paranoia is in her mind, though Marcia is a tough act to follow. Her buddy Lucy Winters accidentally calls Jan "Marcia" on a party invitation, and Jan thinks the solution is to get new hair. Of course, the hair isn't her problem at all -- everybody envies Jan's long, blonde locks.

Jan, like any insecure teenager, has to suffer through glasses and braces. She eventually gains confidence, and although she'll never be the cheerleader that Marcia is, she's liked enough to be voted most popular girl at Fillmore Junior High. Even though Jan has announced that she wishes she was an only child, she really loves all her siblings (including Marcia).

The Brady Bunch TV Schedule

Sunday
November 2
3:00am
Fright Night
The Brady kids learn a valuable lesson after trying to outfrighten each other.
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3:30am
The Show Must Go On
Marcia talks Mom into appearing with her in the high school "Family Night Frolics."
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4:00am
Jan, The Only Child
Jan goes through yet another personal crisis when she wishes she were an only child.
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4:30am
Career Fever
Mike is thrilled to read a school paper Greg wrote about pursuing a career as an architect.
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5:00am
Goodbye, Alice, Hello
The kids all gang up on Alice when they think she is ratting them out to their folks.
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5:30am
Greg's Triangle
Greg's new steady is Marcia's competition for head cheerleader.
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Sunday
November 9
2:30am
Love and the Older Man
Marcia develops a crush on her dreamy new dentist.
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3:00am
Greg Gets Grounded
Greg is banned from driving the car for one week after a near accident on the freeway.
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3:30am
How To Succeed In Business
Peter's bloated self worth gets him into trouble again.
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4:00am
The Great Earring Caper
Cindy loses her mother's favorite earrings.
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4:30am
You're Never Too Old
The kids try to match up Mike's grandfather and Carol's grandmother.
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5:00am
You Can't Win 'Em All
Damaged Brady egos emerge when Bobby and Cindy vie to appear on a TV game show.
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5:30am
A Room at the Top
Marcia and Greg are both promised the attic for a bedroom.
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