How did Florence Henderson die?

Florence Henderson (82) is dead: she played "Carol Brady"

US actress Florence Henderson, known as Carol Brady from the TV series "Three Girls and Three Boys", is dead. Her manager Kayla said she died with family and friends at the age of 82 in a Los Angeles hospital Pressman with.

Henderson had won over an audience of millions in the role of Carol Brady from 1969. The series about a blended family was also shown on ZDF from 1971.

Because of hearing damage shortly before career end

Henderson was born in 1934, the tenth child of a tobacco farmer in Indiana, sang in the school choir and took acting lessons in New York after graduating from high school. She got her first role on Broadway. In 1965 she was about to retire due to hearing damage, but was able to continue after an operation.

After "Three Girls and Three Boys" expired in 1974, Henderson appeared on series such as "Hard But Warm", "Fantasy Island", "Ally McBeal" and "King of Queens". For the fans, however, she remained Carol Brady.

"We were like the 'Beatles"

The series - in the original "The Brady Bunch" - has been reissued over and over again, the last one being in 1995. The episodes showed a loving family and something people always wanted to see, said Henderson in 1999. Because of the many suitors, she and her colleagues even had bodyguards. “We were like the Beatles!” Henderson recalled.

Henderson was married to producer Ira Bernstein, with whom she had four children. After 29 years of marriage, she divorced. Her second husband, John Kappas, died in 2002.

Florence Henderson as Carol Brady (3rd from right) with film husband Robert Reed (2nd from left) and (almost) all of the children. (Source: imago / ZUMA Press)