Manager: Florence Henderson, mom on "Brady Bunch," has died

Florence Agnes Henderson is an American actress and singer of stage film and television. In her six decades of show business she is best known for her starring role as matriarch Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch. Birthday 2/14 1934, Photo Date: 2010 Cropped Photo: Adam Larkey / American Broadcasting Companies
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful mom residing over "The Brady Bunch," has died. She was 82.

She died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement late Thursday.

Millions loved, and kept on loving, the innocent sitcom about a blended family. "The Brady Bunch," first aired in 1969, returned to television in various forms again and again, including "The Brady Bunch Hour" in 1977, "The Brady Brides" in 1981 and "The Bradys" in 1990. It was also seen endlessly in reruns.

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