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Wed. Feb 28th, 2024
"America's Mom" Florence Henderson had an incredible life and career - and just one divorce!

Florence Henderson by Eva Rinaldi, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

S17E21: The Pill | Florence Henderson

The Brady Bunch offered the vast middle of America a place of quirky, family-oriented respite in a time of enormous change and social conflict. Real-life Brady matriarch Florence Henderson, beloved as “America’s Mom” for the rest of her life, was as changed by the times as anyone. She’d grown up poor, married young, and spent much of the 1950s and ’60s trying to balance a thriving career in entertainment with the demands of a growing family, amidst the backdrop of Women’s Liberation, the pill, and the Sexual Revolution. Alicia has the goods on one of our era’s most adored performers.

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Alicia’s Receipts

Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond, by Florence Henderson, with Joel Brokaw (Amazon link)

Florence Henderson: John Lindsay Gave Me Crabs | HuffPost Entertainment

The Untold Truth Of Florence Henderson (nickiswift.com)

Florence Henderson on Sex at 80: ‘I Actually Have a Friend With Benefits’ | Entertainment Tonight (etonline.com)

Celebrities react to the death of Florence Henderson – CBS News

Florence Henderson, TV’s Carol Brady, dies at 82 | CNN

Brady Bunch: Florence Henderson ‘Became like a Second Mother’ to Her TV Kids (people.com)

The Sound of Music – 1961 First National Tour – Rodgers & Hammerstein (rodgersandhammerstein.com)

Maureen McCormick and Florence Henderson Reunite for an Awesome ‘Brady Bunch’ Performance on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – Closer Weekly

Florence Henderson Looks Back on Early Days in ‘Oklahoma’ – Variety (variety.com)

10 fascinating little things you never knew about Florence Henderson (metv.com)

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1 thought on “S17E21: The Pill | Florence Henderson

  1. When I was a kid in the 70s, the Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy was a big TV event. Florence Henderson was one of the performers sang the Paul McCartney and Wings song “With A Little Luck.” I remember how good she was and what a positive and appropriate message the song had. I looked on YouTube and couldn’t find it. God bless her memory.

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