Reliving one of my favorite memories with the late, absolutely great Florence Henderson
It’s very hard to believe but the forever young Florence Henderson died today at the age of 82. Of course I grew up watching this loveliest of ladies on The Brady Bunch then The Brady Bunch Variety Hour then The Brady Brides then A Very Brady Christmas and the last series, The Bradys.
But I’d also seen her perform her one-woman show several times and it gave you the full snapshot of an amazing career that began on Broadway and includes other television gigs from being a regular on The Today Show to dazzling us on Dancing With the Stars a few years ago.
I’d interviewed her several times over the years including back in the fall of 2011 when I moderated a panel at the West Hollywood Book Fair with Florence, Dyan Cannon, Stefanie Powers and Carrie White.
My absolute favorite moment came when I asked Florence to sing the Brady Bunch theme song and she did it!
I think everyone enjoyed immensely. But I didn’t think anyone got video of it.
But Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges of www.TraipsingThruFilms.com did! I didn’t know them then but they have become good friends of mine and I’ll be forever grateful that they captured part of it for us to enjoy again and again.