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How Florence Henderson Became Carol Brady Despite Initially Passing on The Brady Bunch

How Florence Henderson Became Carol Brady Despite Initially Passing on The Brady Bunch

Florence Henderson was known for her iconic role as everyone’s favorite TV mom, Carol Brady, on The Brady Bunch — but the star, who died Thursday at the age of 82, didn’t initially want to audition for the part.

Prior to scoring the leading role that would propel her to international stardom on the 1969 sitcom, Henderson had a successful career on the Broadway stage — appearing in Wish You Were Here (1952), Fanny (1954), The Girl Who Came to Supper (1963) and South Pacific (1967).

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate was living in New York City when the audition for The Brady Bunch

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