A bona fide teen idol of the 1970s, Barry Williams was the once and future Greg Brady, oldest son and erstwhile ladies' man of "The Brady Bunch" (ABC, 1969-1972). The show's simplistic plots and humor made it an enduring favorite among younger viewers, who boosted Williams to pin-up status in his teenaged years, which he repaid with pop singles and tours with his co-stars. When the series came to an end, Williams was largely relegated to regional musical theater, though he frequently resurfaced with various "Brady" reunions. Unlike many of his co-stars, Williams accepted the fact that he and Greg Brady were largely one and the same, and exploited his past pop stardom with good humor and a hearty dose of cheek, including a very memorable autobiography that brought a bit of scandal to the "Brady" universe . Regardless of his efforts to demystify the too-good-to-be-true series, Williams remained a model example for post-childhood stardom for over three decades.