Brady Bunch Star Florence Henderson Dead at 82

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Florence Henderson, known for playing Mrs. Brady on the late-1960s/early-1970s sitcom The Brady Bunch, died Thursday of heart failure. She was 82. In a statement to the Associated Press, Henderson’s manager, Kayla Pressman, said “she died surrounded by family and friends.” While she was most well-known for her iconic role as Über-positive matriarch Carol Brady, Henderson was a multitalented performer and appeared on variety shows, sitcoms, and cooking shows, often playing herself. She also made a memorable turn in the 2010 season of Dancing With the Stars. Her last listed television appearance was in the Disney series K.C. Undercover, earlier this year.

Florence Henderson Dead at 82