Indy Star: 10 things Florence Henderson told us through the years

3 Dec

From Indy Star

10 things Florence Henderson told us through the years

IndyStar reporters reliably jumped at the chance to speak with Florence Henderson, the “Brady Bunch” actress who died Thursday at 82.Henderson was born in Dale,, and grew up in Rockport, an Ohio River town about 30 miles east of Evansville.Ingrained in pop culture for her portrayal of Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” from 1969 to 1974, Henderson also starred in a 1954 Broadway production of “Fanny,” and she acted in national tours of “Oklahoma!” and “The Sound of Music.”In the home stretch of her public life, she became synonymous with Indianapolis 500 tradition.Here are 10 quotes Henderson shared with IndyStar through the years:1. Melody maker. From 1991 to 2015, Henderson sang “America the Beautiful,” “God Bless America” or “The Star-Spangled Banner” 23 times at the Indianapolis 500. During a 2011 interview with IndyStar, the former Broadway performer said she was born to carry a tune. “My mother said I came out singing. By the time I was 2, she had already taught me 50 songs.”

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