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Florence Henderson

Carol Brady

TV Land is excited to welcome Florence Henderson to the Happily Divorced family as Elizabeth, Douglas' (Robert Wagner) wife, Elliot's (D.W. Moffett) mother, and Fran's (Fran Drescher) future mother in law.

Florence Henderson was born on Valentine's Day 1934 to a family of 10 kids. Her father was a share-cropper, and the family did all it could to help with the responsibilities of farm living. Henderson showed an aptitude for singing early on and developed a repertoire of 50 tunes by the time she was two. Her acting career really began at age 17, when she entered New York's prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

In 1952, while attending the academy, she appeared in the Joshua Logan musical "Wish You Were Here." That led directly to a lead role in Rogers & Hammerstein's national company of "Oklahoma!" which she followed up with performances in "The Great Waltz," "Fanny," "The Sound of Music," "The King and I" and "South Pacific."

Henderson became a familiar face by appearing on a number of variety shows as well as a high-profile spot on The Today Show. She also has the distinction of being the first woman to host The Tonight Show.

In 1969 Henderson landed the role of Carol Brady, golden-haired matriarch on The Brady Bunch and she became a household name. The Brady Bunch continues to air in syndication domestically (it has never been off the air), and can currently be seen in 122 countries around the world.

In addition to her work as an actress, Henderson's television credits include talk-show host and producer. Her The Nashville Network series, Country Kitchen, ran for 9 seasons and was the inspiration for a cookbook, "A Little Cooking, A Little Talking, and A Whole Lot of Fun." She can also be seen on DirectTV's Florence Henderson Show. Henderson's television credits also include guest spots on Hart to Hart alongside Robert Wagner, The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote, Roseanne, Ally McBeal, and Samantha Who.

Henderson is a mother of four and makes her home in California.

Get social! Follow Florence on twitter @ItsFloHenderson, on Facebook and on her personal page www.flohome.com

Character Bio

Carol Tyler Martin's fist husband disappeared without an explanation, leaving the poor woman to raise her three girls on her own. Did he die? Did he divorce her? We may never know. What we do know is that Carol Ann is the perfect match for Michael Paul Brady. Together they make a perfectly symmetrical family.

For her time, Carol is a liberated woman (Maybe that's what scared off her first husband?). Although she chooses to be a stay-at-home mom, she is anything but a housewife. She's a freelance writer, a sculptor, a political activist and a singer. She also organizes plays and PTA events while keeping dinner on the table. Some of her favorite things are a large terra-cotta vase, dangly earrings and singing in church. She also loves telling corny jokes and finding clever ways of zinging her husband.

The Brady Bunch TV Schedule

Sunday
August 24
6:00am
A-Camping We Will Go
Mike invites Carol and her girls along on the boys' annual camping trip.
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6:36am
Sorry, Right Number
Six kids and one telephone add up to high bills and short tempers.
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7:12am
Every Boy Does It Once
Bobby gets the idea that he is unloved and unwanted.
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7:48am
Vote For Brady
Greg and Marcia both decide to run for student body president.
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8:24am
Is There A Doctor In The House?
The Bradys face a medical crisis when the kids come down with the measles.
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9:00am
Father Of The Year
Marcia enters her new dad in a newspaper contest for "father of the year."
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9:36am
54-40 And Fight
Another boys vs. girls crisis erupts as the Checker Trading Stamp Company announces it is going out of business.
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Sunday
August 31
6:00am
Mike's Horror-Scope
Beebe Gallini hires Mike to design a new factory in the shape of a powder puff.
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6:36am
The Undergraduate
Greg is failing math and appears to be out of his teenage mind.
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7:12am
Tiger! Tiger!
A group depression sets in as Bobby discovers Tiger, the family dog, has run away.
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7:48am
The Big Sprain
Alice trips on a set of Chinese checkers and sprains her ankle.
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8:24am
Brace Yourself
Marcia's world is destroyed when she gets braces.
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9:00am
The Hero
Peter has his first bout with personality defects.
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9:37am
The Possible Dream
Marcia is mortified when Cindy accidentally gives her diary to a used book drive.
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