'Brady Bunch' Cast Remembered Late Florence Henderson and Robert Reed in a Recent Series

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 27, 2020
12:30 A.M.
Share this pen

Cast members of "The Brady Bunch" remember two of their co-stars decades after the end of the hit TV show.


Even though decades have passed since the last episode of "The Brady Bunch," the stars of the hit HGTV show have remembered late cast members, Florence Henderson and Robert Reed.

Publicity handout of the cast of "The Brady Bunch" television series on January 01, 1969 | Photo: Getty Images


The remembrance came when six actors — who were just children when the popular series premiered in 1969 — came together with the mission to renovate the interiors of the Los Angeles home that was used to represent the Brady home on television.

[Florence Henderson] had unexpectedly died of heart failure after she attended a taping of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" to show her support for Maureen McCormick.

Photo of "The Brady Bunch" cast members | Photo: Getty Images


It would be recalled that HGTV bought the home in 2018 before they announced their plans of pulling it down and renovating it for a new series, "A Very Brady Renovation."

For that particular job, they called for the help of Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Barry Williams, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen, and Mike Lookinland.

American actors Robert Reed and Florence Henderson stand in a hotel lobby with their television family in a still from the TV series 'The Brady Bunch,' circa 1969. (L-R) Christopher Knight, Barry Williams, Mike Lookinland, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen, Henderson, Reed | Photo: Getty Images


The renovation experience was emotional for the TV siblings, especially since their on-screen parents, Robert Reed and Florence Henderson, died in 1992 and 2016, respectively. While speaking to EW, Eve, who played the role of Jan Brady, said:

"We had scenes with them in every room. As we went back and forth during the remodel looking at old scenes, they were there with us."

Robert, who was considered a "model TV father" by many viewers, died as a result of colon lymphoma, which was associated with the HIV infection.

American actor Robert Reed (1932-1992) in a promotional portrait for the TV series 'The Defenders,' 1961. | Photo: Getty Images


According to Associated Press, his daughter, Karen Baldwin of Wheeling, Ill., had at the time of her father's death decided not to mention his HIV status and instead stated that he died of colon cancer.

Meanwhile, Daily Mail revealed that until the end of the show, Robert had become known for making work onset difficult as he usually demanded that his lines be rewritten if he didn't like them.

Florence Henderson who played the role of Carol in the American Sitcom, Brady Bunch on September 26, 1969 | Photo: Getty Images

As for Florence, the actress had unexpectedly died of heart failure after she attended a taping of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" to show her support for Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter, Marcia Brady.

Florence played the role of Carol Brady from 1969 to 1974 on "The Brady Bunch" and she was 82 at the time of her death.