The Brady Bunch: Where Are They Now?
The Brady Bunch ran for five years on ABC and quickly became one of the most popular shows in America. It captured an era in flux, one that looked toward the past but blazed to a new future. Its stars became household names, but what of their lives after the series’ end? It’s time you find out.
Florence Henderson, “Carol Brady”
Henderson stayed in the spotlight hosting various game and talk shows over the years, as well as hosting numerous fundraisers for, in her words “the crips, the fat tops, and the uglies.” She was named ambassador to the U.N. in 1989.
Robert Reed, “Mike Brady”
Reed parlayed his Father of the Year image into a job at Hallmark Greeting Cards Corporation, where he was in charge of writing Father’s Day cards. However, he was fired after six weeks of writing cards that ended “To Mike Brady, a son of a bitch, and Dad of the Year.” He died in a stationery fire in 1993.
Barry Williams, “Greg Brady”
After portraying the eldest Brady brother, Williams felt it necessary to volunteer with the Big Brother program. He did this without issue for thirty years, inspiring the lives of numerous children and making the world a better place. He is remembered fondly.
Christopher Knight, “Peter Brady”
Mike Lookinland, “Bobby Brady”
After years spent playing the youngest Brady brother, Lookinland attempted a series of high profile adult roles, almost all of which were heavily pornographic and none of which were profitable. He now works for UPS.
Maureen McCormick, “Marcia Brady”
McCormick tried to leverage her famous Brady Bunch catchphrase, “The bugs, the bugs, they’re crawling under my nails!” into a novelty voicemail company. She went bankrupt in 2002 and sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for “creepy crawlies in my nighties.”
Eve Plumb, “Jan Brady”
After her time on the Brady Bunch, she was finally released from her contract with “Mister Warlock” and returned to her form as a plumb. She lived out her years on a small farm never regretted a moment of it.
Susan Olsen, “Cindy Brady”
Olsen resurfaced years later as famous serial killer Aileen Wuornos, taking the lives of seven men in Florida. She was sentenced to death in and executed in 2002. Her last words were: “My name is Susan Olsen. I am not Aileen Wuornos. I know exactly where Aileen is. Please let me take you to her. Do not put that in my arm.”
Ann B. Davis, “Alice Nelson”
Nelson was never aware she was on a television show, believing she was the nanny to six precocious children and the employee of two devoted parents. When the series came to an end, she dug a hole, where her story continues to this day.