There are few celebrities who have had as much impact on American culture as she did.
America’s mom worked tirelessly late into life, recently appearing on Dancing with the stars and hosting two shows right up until her death.
The nation mourns this wonderful actress and woman who held a special place in our collective consciousness and hearkened back to a kinder, gentler time on TV and in America.
According to NBC News…
Florence Henderson, who wrangled six unruly kids in a blended family on TV’s “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday night. She was 82.
Kayla Pressman, Henderson’s manager, said the actress died of heart failure surrounded by family and friends in Los Angeles.
At the time of her death, Henderson was hosting a talk show, “The Florence Henderson Show,” and a cooking show, “Who’s Cooking With Florence Henderson,” on Retirement Living TV — showcasing the versatility that kept her in the public eye for decades.
As our culture and our entertainment has become more coarse, many of us retreated to classic shows from a kinder age. New generations of viewers got to know the Brady’s and see the wonderful example of family roles and fun from a time when we weren’t afraid to let our children watch network television.
It is a shame to see where we have gone, but she will continue to entertain us and remind us of a more gentile America thanks to the continuing popularity of her work.
God bless her family and friends as they mourn this American legend.
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Source: NBC News