VIDEO: BWW Celebrates the Musical Talent of TV & Stage Legend Florence Henderson
This morning, BWW reported the sad news that Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. Best known for her work on The Brady Bunch, Henderson was also a veteran of the stage. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 18 and played Laurey in the 1953 revival of Oklahoma! at City Center as well as the title role of Fanny at the Majestic Theatre in 1954. She also played Maria on the 1st National Tour of The Sound of Music, Anna in The King and I in Los Angeles in 1965, as well as Nellie Forbush in the 1967 Lincoln Centre production of South Pacific.
Below, BWW brings you highlights from Henderson's extraordinary career on stage and screen.
Henderson and the cast of Broadway's OKLAHOMA perform the title song "Oklahoma!" on The Ed Sullivan Show on March 27, 1955.
Henderson performs "The Hills Are Alive" from THE SOUND OF MUSIC on the 1971 Tony Awards
From the television special "Shirley Jones & Florence Henderson: First Ladies of Broadway", Henderson performs "It's Almost Like Being in Love" from BRIGADOON.
On TV's THE BRADY BUNCH, Marcia (Maureen McCormick) and Carol Brady (Henderson) perform the number "Together Wherever We Go" from GYPSY for Westdale High's Family Frolic Night
After a bout with laryngitis, Carol Brady wakes up Christmas morning miraculously able to sing again! Watch her performance of "O Come All Ye Faithful"
Henderson was a contestant on Season 11 of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS. Below, watch her and partner Corky Ballas perform a waltz to THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Edelweiss
Florence Henderson performs "When You're Good to Mama" from CHICAGO at the 2013 S.T.A.G.E. benefit "Broadway My Way."
Florence Henderson and the Muppet Monsters sing "So Happy Together" on THE MUPPET SHOW.
In a 2010 interview with Emmy TV Legends, Henderson discusses her performances in "The Sound of Music" and "The King and I"
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