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The Brady Bunch

Susan Olsen

Cindy Brady

Susan Olsen was born to act: She was the third child born to the Olsen family, and the third to go into showbiz. Her older brother Larry was best known as the kidnapped son of Doris Day and James Stewart in The Man Who Knew Too Much. At the tender age of 14 months, Olsen followed in the footsteps of her older brother and sisters, taking her first role in a fabric softener commercial.

At age 5, Olsen was chosen to sing The Monkees tune "I'm A Believer" on The Pat Boone Show and soon after made her dramatic debut on a 1968 episode of Ironside. She did a couple of episodic television shows like Gunsmoke and Julia. In 1969, she appeared in the Elvis Presley film The Trouble with Girls.

Olsen continued to embrace the role of Cindy Brady well after the show ended. In the late 1970s, she did a commercial for England's answer to the Barbie doll, Sindy. She has returned for most of the Brady reunions (with the exception of A Very Brady Christmas) and did a scene for The Brady Bunch Movie -- but her part ended up on the cutting-room floor. Olsen has kept herself busy over the years, primarily as a graphic designer. She was responsible for a line of glow-in-the-dark Converse shoes in the mid-'80s. She was also in a rock 'n' roll band and a radio DJ in Los Angeles. In 2008, Olsen appeared on FOX Reality's Gimme My Reality Show, in which celebrities competed to win their own reality show.

Character Bio

Cindy Brady will always be the baby of The Brady Bunch. Her inquisitive nature gets her into a lot of trouble, whether it's playing with Mom's favorite earrings or snooping on her siblings. She is, however, well-meaning in her actions. For example, Cindy would rather see her Mommy get her voice back for Christmas than get any toy in Santa's sack. She also would rather give up in the lead part in the school play rather than having to choose between her Mommy or Daddy for her sole ticket to the show.

She's a champion jacks player, a record-breaking teeter-totterer and, after a good deal of practice, can say "Seven silver swans swam silently seaward" faster than any other kid in the Brady household.

The Brady Bunch TV Schedule

March 1
The Subject Was Noses
Marcia breaks her date with Charley to go out with the most popular boy on campus.
How To Succeed In Business
Peter's bloated self worth gets him into trouble again.
The Great Earring Caper
Cindy loses her mother's favorite earrings.
You're Never Too Old
The kids try to match up Mike's grandfather and Carol's grandmother.
You Can't Win 'Em All
Damaged Brady egos emerge when Bobby and Cindy vie to appear on a TV game show.
A Room at the Top
Marcia and Greg are both promised the attic for a bedroom.
March 8
Adios, Johnny Bravo
The Brady kids audition their act for a television amateur show.
Mail Order Hero
Bobby tells his friends he and legendary football hero Joe Namath are friends.
Snow White And The Seven Bradys
The Bradys stage a benefit performance in their backyard for Cindy's teacher.
Peter And The Wolf
Peter poses as Greg's older friend when Greg can't get a date for his girlfriend's cousin.
Getting Greg's Goat
Greg secretly hides the rival school mascot in his bedroom.