Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1934-02-14 · Deathday: 2016-11-24 (82 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Dale, Indiana, USA

33 Movies · 45 TV shows

Also Known As: Florence Agnes Henderson

Biography

Florence Agnes Henderson (February 14, 1934 – November 24, 2016) was an American actress and singer. While her career spanned six decades, she is best remembered for her starring role as Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch. Henderson also appeared in film, as well as on stage, and hosted several long-running cooking and variety shows over the years. She appeared as a guest on many scripted and unscripted (talk and reality show) television programs and as a panelist on numerous game shows. She was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2010.Henderson hosted her own talk show, The Florence Henderson Show, and cooking show, Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson, on Retirement Living TV during the years leading up to her death at age 82 on Thanksgiving Day 2016 from heart failure.

Personal Life

Henderson married her first husband Ira Bernstein in 1956. They had four children together before divorcing in 1985. In 1987, she married her second husband, hypnotherapist Dr. John George Kappas, whom she had met when he treated her for depression and stage fright in the early 1980s. They remained married until his death in 2002. Henderson had five grandchildren.

Early Life

Henderson, the youngest of 10 children, was born on February 14, 1934 in Dale, Indiana, a small town in the southwestern part of the state. She was a daughter of Elizabeth (née Elder), a homemaker, and Joseph Henderson, a tobacco sharecropper. During the Great Depression, she was taught to sing at the age of two by her mother, who had a repertoire of 50 songs. By the time she was eight, her family called her "Florency", and by age 12, she was singing at local grocery stores.Henderson graduated from St. Francis Academy in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1951 and shortly thereafter went to New York City, enrolling in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She was an Alumna Initiate of the Alpha Chi chapter of Delta Zeta sorority.

Movies & TV shows

2018.

1 Movie
Bathtubs Over Broadway

Bathtubs Over Broadway

2018
Steve Young didn't have many friends outside of his day job when he started writing for the Late Show with David Letterman. Steve stumbled onto a few vintage record albums that changed his life foreve...

2017.

1 Movie
Bad Grandmas

Bad Grandmas

6
2017
Four grandmothers accidentally kill a conman and then dispose of his body. Things go south when the conman's partner shows up.

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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Chelsea

Chelsea

2016
It's not her first talk show, but it is the first of its kind. She likes ideas, people and places in her unique style.
Fifty Shades of Black

Fifty Shades of Black

6.4
2016
A wealthy businessman and an inexperienced college student have a strained relationship because of his sexual practices.

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
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Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off

Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off

2012
The case of Rachael vs. On January 1, 2012 the Food Network aired Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. The series pits Team Captains Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri against each other in determining who is the best coo...
Matchmaker Santa

Matchmaker Santa

4
2012
Like her parents, Melanie Hogan wanted to find her own prince. Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO. When Melanie is asked to spend the holidays with him at his beautiful lake h...

2010.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

6.83
2010
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is the eleventh incarnation of Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo animated series, and the first incarnation not to be first-run on Saturday mornings. The series is produced b...
The Christmas Bunny

The Christmas Bunny

2010
The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Flore...

2008.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Ladies of the House

Ladies of the House

2008
Three women are asked to work on a house for their church, and they have to break down their own self-perceptions in order to build something together. Rose doesn't want to do anything without her hus...
For Heaven's Sake

For Heaven's Sake

2008
She is still slim and athletic in her seventies. She's a successful author, feisty, intellectual and full of fun. Her granddaughter tries to get her to ride the highest roller coaster at the nearby th...

2005.

2 TV shows
TV
My Fair Brady

My Fair Brady

2005
My Fair Brady is a celebrity reality television show on VH1 that follows Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch, and Adrianne Curry, who won the first season of America's Next T...
TV
Loonatics Unleashed

Loonatics Unleashed

6
2005
Warner Bros produced the American animated television series. The animation ran on the Kids' WB for two seasons in the United States, Teletoon in Canada, Kids Central in Singapore, Cartoon Network's B...

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show

2004
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that aired on September 13, 2004.
The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years

The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years

2004
A TV Land special reuniting the living cast members of The Brady Bunch who share their recollections from the series. Hosted by Jenny McCarthy.

2003.

2 Movies
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

2003
The child star of the 70's is now 35 years old. The director sees that he is not normal when he sees him auditioning for a role. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a family to help him replay his...
Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show

Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show

2003
Relive the dazzling show stopping songs, dances and production numbers from some of your favorite Broadway musicals. Great Broadway Musical Moments from The Ed Sullivan Show brings you legendary music...

2002.

2 Movies
Moms on Strike

Moms on Strike

2002
She was trying to get the attention of her family. She didn't know if she would become a national sensation.
I Love Muppets

I Love Muppets

2002
Before the show was made, Jim Henson did a lot.

2001.

1 Movie
The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

2001
The night a mysterious stranger rode into the lonely prairie town of West Sage, no one realized their lives would never be the same.

1999.

1 Movie
Get Bruce!

Get Bruce!

1999
Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch, who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see photos of his child...

1998.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The King of Queens

The King of Queens

6.1
1998
Doug Heffernan's newly widowed father-in-law, Arthur, has moved in with him and his wife, Carrie. Doug's home is no longer the king of his domain, it's now the king of Queens, where he lives.
TV
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

6.75
1998
The show where the points don't matter. Whose Line Is It Anyway? is not a talk show, a sitcom, or a game show. Four actors are performing in front of a studio audience. Drew Carey sets the scene with ...
Holy Man

Holy Man

1998
Eddie Murphy is an over-the-top television Evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience and takes America by storm.

1997.

2 TV shows
TV
Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

6
1997
Ally McBeal works at the Boston law firm Cage and Fish. Ally's life and loves are eccentric, funny, dramatic and full of imagination.
TV
Union Square

Union Square

1997
Union Square is a 1997 television sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for one season. It follows the story of a lawyer-turned-playwright in New York City, who attempts to gain inspiration from a host of ...

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Sherman's Way: A Kid's Guide to Coping with Change

Sherman's Way: A Kid's Guide to Coping with Change

1996
Sherman must learn how to deal with his changing family situation with the help of his good friend Corny.
'Weird Al' Yankovic: (There's No) Going Home

'Weird Al' Yankovic: (There's No) Going Home

1996
There is a parody of The Disney Channel's Going Home music series. "Weird Al" is in concert at the Orpheum Theatre performing spoofs of popular songs, travelling on the bus with his band and in their ...
TV
The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

3.93
1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show was an American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It aired for six seasons from 1996 to 2002. Topics often discussed on...

1995.

3 Movies
Brady Bunch Home Movies

Brady Bunch Home Movies

6
1995
The Brady Bunch Home Movies aired on CBS in 1995. A collection of clips from Super 8 camera's as well as selections from the television show is hosted by several former cast members. Robert Reed gave ...
Fudge-a-mania

Fudge-a-mania

1995
Peter Hatcher and his family are going on vacation in Maine. Only problem: Peter's nemesis Sheila Tubman will also be there along with her family! And as if that wasn't bad enough, Peter's 5 year-old ...
The Brady Bunch Movie

The Brady Bunch Movie

4.97
1995
In the 1990s, the original '70s TV family is out of place.

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Ellen

Ellen

6
1994
Ellen was a sitcom that aired on the ABC network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998. The series centered on Ellen's dealing with her quirky friends, her family and the problems of daily life. The fi...
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

5.89
1994
Frank Drebin was persuaded to go undercover in a state prison. He is going to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned when he escapes. Jane is desperate for a baby. Frank's problems are made w...

1993.

2 TV shows
TV
WWE Raw

WWE Raw

6.58
1993
A regularly scheduled, live, year-round program features some of the biggest wrestlers in the world.
TV
Dave's World

Dave's World

1993
Dave's World aired on CBS from 1993 to 1997. The author is Dave Barry.

1991.

1 Movie
Shakes the Clown

Shakes the Clown

1991
Shakes uses his free time to get drunk. Shakes was depressed when Binky won the spot on the local kiddie show and his boss threatened him with unemployment if he couldn't control his act.

1990.

1 TV show
TV
The Bradys

The Bradys

1990
The Bradys is a six-episode American drama series that aired on CBS in 1990. It was a revival of the early 1970s sitcom, The Brady Bunch, and was about the trials and tribulations of the extended Brad...

1989.

1 TV show
TV
Free Spirit

Free Spirit

1989
During the 1989–1990 television season, Free Spirit was on ABC. The series is about a witch who moves in with a divorced father to help care for his three children. The show aired from September 22, 1...

1988.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
A Very Brady Christmas

A Very Brady Christmas

4.96
1988
The kids of the original "Brady Bunch" have children of their own. Everyone is having a wonderful time at the family house for Christmas, until Mike learns of a structural problem in one of the buildi...
TV
Roseanne

Roseanne

5.63
1988
In the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois, a working-class family struggles to make ends meet.
TV
Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1988
An un-scripted comedy show in which four guest performers improvised their way through a series of games, many of which relied on audience suggestions.
TV
Day by Day

Day by Day

1988
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the stars of Day by Day. From February 29, 1988 to June 25, 1989 NBC aired Day by Day.

1985.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Musical Comedy Tonight III

Musical Comedy Tonight III

1985
Sylvia Fine hosts a musical show featuring some great American singing and dancing stars, with music by Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Berlin and Kern.
TV
Sylvia Fine Kaye's Musical Comedy Tonight III

Sylvia Fine Kaye's Musical Comedy Tonight III

1985
Sylvia Fine Kaye remembers Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, and Irving Berlin with songs and scenes from The Boys From Syracuse, Show Boat, Connecticut Yankee, and Leave It To Jane

1984.

3 TV shows
TV
Glitter

Glitter

1984
Glitter is an American television drama series broadcast by the ABC network during the 1984-1985 season. The series was produced by Aaron Spelling and was set behind the scenes of a top entertainment...
TV
Cover Up

Cover Up

1984
The first season of Cover Up was on CBS from September 22, 1984 to April 6, 1985. Created by Glen A. The series stars Antony Hamilton and Richard Anderson.
TV
Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

7
1984
A mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicides.

1983.

2 Movies
Do It Debbie's Way

Do It Debbie's Way

1983
"Do it Debbie's way" is an aerobics workout video hosted by actress Debbie Reynolds. It features other well known actresses taking her class such as Teri Garr and Florence Henderson. Debbie coaches an...
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra

All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra

1983
A Celebration of the great life of Frank Sinatra with song, dance, and many famous guests.

1982.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Night of 100 Stars

Night of 100 Stars

1982
The most expensive and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible...
TV
Police Squad!

Police Squad!

3.5
1982
In this cult parody of cop dramas, Lieutenant Frank Drebin and his fellow officers from Police Squad bungle their way through crime investigations.

1981.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Brady Girls Get Married

The Brady Girls Get Married

1981
The pilot for a "Brady Bunch" revival series, "The Brady Brides," was a made-for-TV movie. They agree to hold the weddings in the family's back yard, but fight over whether to have a modern or traditi...
TV
The Brady Brides

The Brady Brides

1981
The Brady Brides is a show from The Brady Bunch.

1979.

2 TV shows
TV
Hart to Hart

Hart to Hart

6.32
1979
Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a self-made millionaire and his journalist wife, are amateur detectives.
TV
Musical Comedy Tonight

Musical Comedy Tonight

1979
Sylvia Fine Kaye hosts this series of specials chronicling the evolution of the American musical through performance and recreations of original staging

1977.

1 TV show
TV
The Love Boat

The Love Boat

7.31
1977
The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's...

1976.

2 Movies · 4 TV shows
The Love Boat

The Love Boat

1976
The passengers and crew were on a cruise from California to Mexico.
TV
The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show

6.14
1976
The muppets are performing.
TV
Good Heavens

Good Heavens

1976
Good Heavens was a comedy anthology series produced by Columbia Pictures Television. The main character was Mr. Angel came down to Earth to grant wishes to those who had done good things. Don Ameche, ...
TV
Donny & Marie

Donny & Marie

1976
Donny & Marie is an American variety show which aired on ABC from January 1976 to January 1979. The show stars brother and sister pop duo Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond. Donny had first become popular ...
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special

1976
The Halloween special was broadcast on ABC on October 29, 1976. Margaret Hamilton reprised her role as the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. The guest stars are also from H.R. Pufnstuf, ...
TV
The Brady Bunch Hour

The Brady Bunch Hour

1976
The Brady Bunch Hour was produced by Sid and Marty Krofft and aired on ABC from 1976 to 1977. The reference was "Fake Jan". The Brady Bunch Variety Hour began on November 28, 1976. The Brady Bunch Hou...

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Ben Vereen... Comin' at Ya

Ben Vereen... Comin' at Ya

1975
Ben Vereen. Comin' at Ya was hosted by Ben Vereen and aired on NBC in 1975.

1974.

1 TV show
TV
Tony Orlando and Dawn

Tony Orlando and Dawn

1974
CBS gave the group a television variety show (entitled Tony Orlando and Dawn) from the summer of 1974, after The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour ended its run, until December 1976. The show was in the same...

1970.

1 Movie
Song of Norway

Song of Norway

1970
Like the play from which it derived, the film tells of the early struggles of composer Edvard Grieg and his attempts to develop an authentic Norwegian national music. It stars Toralv Maurstad as Grieg...

1969.

2 TV shows
TV
Medical Center

Medical Center

6.17
1969
Medical Center aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976. MGM Television produced it.
TV
The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch

5.11
1969
When Mike Brady married Carol Ann, their families became one. The new couple, their six children, and a dog named Tiger are some of the things that have gone wrong.

1968.

1 TV show
TV
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show

1968
The Dick Cavett Show is a talk show hosted by Dick Cavett.

1966.

2 Movies
The Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner

The Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner

1966
Hosted by Cyril Ritchard, with performances by Florence Henderson, Barbara Harris, Stanley Holloway, John Cullum, Patricia McBride and Edward Villella. Songs include; On A Clear Day, The Heather On T...
Limbo: The Organized Mind

Limbo: The Organized Mind

1966
Short film by Jim Henson featuring Limbo, combining live puppetry with pre-recorded film.

1962.

2 TV shows
TV
The Match Game

The Match Game

1962
The MATCH GamE (1962) is New to Mark Goodson-Bill Todman and NBC-TV is Based on The Parlor Game at Sardi's Restaurant in 1937 and in 1962, It Became A Reality of A Game Show on NBC-TV Daytime at 4:00-...
TV
The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show

1962
The Merv Griffin Show is a talk show. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC and from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 on CBS.

1959.

1 TV show
TV
The Bell Telephone Hour

The Bell Telephone Hour

1959
The Bell Telephone Hour was a musical variety show that aired on NBC from 1959 to 1968 and featured the best in Broadway, Classical, Concert, Jazz and Popular music each week. The Bell Telephone Orche...

1956.

1 TV show
TV
Tony Awards

Tony Awards

1956
The Tony Award for excellence in theatre is an award that recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The Broadway League presented the awards. There are awards for regional theatre and Broadway ...

Unknown Year.

3 TV shows
TV
The Love Boat

The Love Boat

The passengers and crew were on a cruise from California to Mexico.
TV
Fudge

Fudge

The series is based on a series of Judy Blume books about a young boy. The series ran for two seasons after a telefilm adaptation of a novel. The first season of Fudge was on ABC and the second on CBS...
TV
Night Stand with Dick Dietrick

Night Stand with Dick Dietrick

Night Stand with Dick Dietrick pokes fun at American tabloid talk shows such as The Jerry Springer Show and The Jenny Jones Show. From 1995 to 1997 the series was broadcast on the E! Entertainment Tel...
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