Florence Henderson

Actor, Singer, Radio host
Indelibly, and by most accounts, happily linked in the minds of television audiences with upbeat suburban mom Carol Brady on "The Brady Bunch" (ABC, 1969-74), Florence Henderson began her acting career in numerous ... Read more »
Born: 02/14/1934 in Dale, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (105)

Today 1951 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1993 - 1996, 2000 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1993 - 1995, 2000 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off 2004 - 2008, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Shatner's Raw Nerve 2004 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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The King of Queens 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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Matchmaker Santa 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Dancing With the Stars 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Venus & Vegas 2009 (Movie)

Aunt (Actor)

Pioneers of Television 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Mrs. America Pageant 2004 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Host

My Fair Brady 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Still Brady After All These Years 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Rock! 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. America 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Mrs. World 2003 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Judge Judy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

More Classic Bloopers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Mrs. World 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The 25th Annual Mrs. America Pageant 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Victor Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Later Today 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Bruce 1999 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

TV Moms at Home 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 ALMA Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual Mrs America Pageant 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brady Bunch: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Hiller and Diller 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Vicki Lawrence Show 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Union Square 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth (1997) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare Ned 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Gail Sheehy's New Passages 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mom USA 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Brady Bunch Home Movies 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A 70's Celebration: The Beat Is Back 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth (1994) 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mommies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bradymania: A Very Brady Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1993 MTV Movie Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Kitchen 1985 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Mom Knows Best 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Shakes the Clown 1992 (Movie)

The Unknown Woman (Actor)

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Business With Charlie Chase (01/01/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Starathon '91 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Tube Test 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Everyday With Joan Lunden 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Starathon '90 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Still a Family 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual Emmy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bradys 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mrs. America Pageant 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

There Really Is a Santa Claus 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Candid Camera Christmas Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fourth Annual Mrs. of the World Pageant 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Today at 35 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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New Love American Style 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Alice 1976 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Police Squad! 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Brady Bunch Hour 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Love Boat 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Paul Lynde Halloween Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Brady Bunch 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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City vs. Country 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

A World of Love 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Song of Norway 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Gershwin Years 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

A Very Brady Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

For Heaven's Sake (Movie)

Sarah Miller (Actor)

Fudge-A-Mania (TV Show)

Actor

Ladies of the House (TV Show)

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Moms on Strike (TV Show)

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Star Tour Australia (TV Show)

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The Brady Girls Get Married (TV Show)

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The Mrs. America Pageant (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Indelibly, and by most accounts, happily linked in the minds of television audiences with upbeat suburban mom Carol Brady on "The Brady Bunch" (ABC, 1969-74), Florence Henderson began her acting career in numerous musical theater productions during the 1950s. Her effervescent personality and knack with a quip made her a likable guest star on television variety programs throughout the 1960s. But it was her role on "The Brady Bunch" that became the most defining of her career. Her calming, good-natured presence on the show endeared her to generations of young viewers. Henderson tapped into that same maternal warmth for a wide variety of guest appearances, hosting gigs, and promotional opportunities. Despite a lifetime of trying to branch out from her "Brady" persona, Henderson remained ever the trooper, gamely poking fun at her alter ego on numerous occasions throughout the years.

Relationships

Elizabeth Henderson

Mother

Ira Bernstein Executive Producer

Ex-Husband
Married from 1956-1985 father of Henderson's four children

Elizabeth Bernstein

Daughter
Father, Ira Bernstein

Joseph Bernstein

Son
Father, Ira Bernstein

Robert Bernstein

Son
Father, Ira Bernstein

Barbara Chase

Daughter
Father, Ira Bernstein co-hosted talk show "Our Generations" with mother on the Family Values Channel

Joseph Henderson

Father

John Kappas Actor

Husband
Married from 1987 until his death in 2002

EDUCATION

St Francis Academy

Owensboro , Kentucky

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2010

Joined the 11th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) as a contestant

2008

Co-hosted the daily talk show "Living Live" with former Designing Women star Meshach Taylor on Retirement Living TV; the show was reworked and renamed "The Florence Henderson Show"

2006

Joined the sixth season of VH1's "Surreal Life" as the house therapist

2002

Starred alongside Faith Ford in the ABC Family series "Moms on Strike"

2000

Co-hosted NBC's short-lived "Later Today"

1997

Hosted a radio program on KGIL radio in Los Angeles

1995

Appeared as Carol Brady's mother in "The Brady Bunch Movie"

1995

Co-hosted "Our Generation" with daughter Barbara Chase on the Faith & Values Network

1992

Returned to features after a 22-year absence in "Shakes the Clown"

1990

Reprised the role of Carol Brady in the CBS sitcom "The Bradys"

1988

Appeared in the CBS variety special "A Very Brady Christmas"

1985

Hosted "Country Kitchen" on TNN

1981

Again played Carol Brady on the NBC sitcom "The Brady Brides"

1977

Reprised role of Carol Brady on the ABC variety series "The Brady Bunch Hour"

1976

Was the spokeswoman for Wesson cooking oil

1969

Feature film debut, "Song of Norway"

1968

Best known for her role as Carol Brady on ABC's "The Brady Bunch"

1964

Starred in Noel Coward's final Broadway musical "The Girl Who Came to Supper"

1962

Became the first woman to guest host "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC)

1961

Played Maria in the road company tour of "The Sound of Music"

1960

Made regular appearances on NBC's morning show "Today"

1959

With Bill Hayes, co-hosted "Oldsmobile Music Theatre/Hayes and Henderson," a seven episode variety series on NBC

1958

Debut series, "Sing Along" (CBS)

1958

Was a regular on "The Jack Paar Show" (NBC)

1957

TV debut, "U.S. Steel Hour" (CBS)

1954

Played title role in the Broadway musical "Fanny"

1952

Made Broadway debut in "Wish You Were Here"

Bonus Trivia

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The Carol Brady flip-shag hairdo was created by hairdresser Kaye Pownall.

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Florence Henderson has lived on a yacht docked in Marina del Rey for many years.

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In the mid-1950s, Henderson was diagnosed with a bone deformation of the middle ear, and she had to have surgery to prevent deafness.

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