NEW YORK—Following the death of Florence Henderson, the matriarch of “The Brady Bunch,” here’s a look at the other cast members from the iconic TV show:
Maureen McCormick went to a dark place after playing the oldest girl on “The Brady Bunch,” including a five-year addiction to cocaine. She co-starred in the 1980 film “The Idolmaker,” toured as Wendy Darling in “Peter Pan” and Betty Rizzo in “Grease,” and has released several albums, including “When You Get a Little Lonely.” She played country singer Barbara Mandrell in the TV biopic “Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story” and talked about her demons in the 2009 memoir, “Here’s The Story.” Just three days before her death, Henderson made an appearance at “Dancing With the Stars” to support McCormick, who was competing on the show.
Eve Plumb broke from her sweet image immediately after “The Brady Bunch” ended by starring as a 15-year-old prostitute in “Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway” in 1976. She’s also become a painter, with gallery showings around the country. Her TV credits include guest spots on everything from “One Day at a Time” to “Murder, She Wrote,” and from “The Love Boat” to “Fantasy Island.” In the 1990s, she played the mother on the Judy Blume-based series “Fudge,” and last January, appeared in the television special “Grease: Live!”
Before she was the “youngest one, in curls,” Susan Olsen sang on “The Pat Boone Show” and had a bit part in an Elvis Presley movie, “The Trouble With Girls.” As an adult, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and went on to become a radio talk show host, an artist, a designer who worked with Converse on their glow-in-the-dark sneakers, and an animal-welfare advocate. She co-wrote “Love to Love You Bradys”—a coffee table book about the horrifically bad “Brady Bunch Variety Hour”—and has a son diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
As a young child, actor Barry Williams appeared on TV shows such as “Dragnet,” ”Mission: Impossible” and “The Mod Squad.” At 14, he got the role of the eldest boy on “The Brady Bunch.” Fresh off the series, he landed the lead in a road production of the musical “Pippin,” put out the album of covers called “The Return of Johnny Bravo” and became a radio host. He also co-wrote the 1992 book “Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg,” which stripped the saccharine veneer off one of TV’s legendary families and revealed the hardwood hijinks underneath, including affairs and drunkenness.
Christopher Knight was doing commercials at the age of 7 and landed the part of the middle Brady brother at age 11. After the show ended, he went on to become a businessman and enjoyed a semi-resurgence in Hollywood throughout the 2000s by appearing on reality shows including “Celebrity Family Feud.” While on season four of “The Surreal Life” in 2004, Knight met and fell in love with 2003 “America’s Next Top Model” champion, Adrianne Curry, and the couple starred in their own spinoff reality show, “My Fair Brady.” In 2011, on the five-year anniversary of their wedding, the stars called it quits.
Born with strawberry-blonde hair, Mike Lookinland’s locks were dyed dark brown so he’d look more like a Brady. After “The Brady Bunch” ended, Lookinland battled alcoholism and found a fulfilling role on the other side of the camera. He went to the University of Utah and became a camera technician for almost 20 years, including shooting the TV series “Everwood” and the film “Way of the Gun,” starring James Caan. Later, Lookinland switched careers completely and now makes concrete countertops for a living.
Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country’s favorite and most famous housekeeper on “The Brady Bunch,” died in 2014 at age 88. More than a decade before playing Alice, Davis was the razor-tongued secretary on another stalwart TV sitcom, “The Bob Cummings Show,” which brought her two Emmys. Over the years, she also appeared on Broadway and in occasional movies. In 1965-66, she played a gym teacher at an exclusive girls’ school in “The John Forsythe Show.”
Robert Reed, who trained as a Shakespearean actor, only to gain fame as the father on “The Brady Bunch,” died in 1992 at age 59. Reed appeared in movies, on Broadway and in several TV shows. He was born in Highland Park, Illinois, studied drama at Northwestern University and attended London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the University of London. He was nominated for three Emmy Awards, including one for his 1975 work on “Medical Center.”