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Ann B. Davis, Alice from 'The Brady Bunch,' dies at 88

Ann B. Davis, Alice from 'The Brady Bunch,' dies at 88

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (UPI) --Ann B. Davis, who played Alice Nelson on "The Brady Bunch," has died at 88.
Kate Stanton
Brian Williams apologizes to Arsenio Hall for late-night snub

Brian Williams apologizes to Arsenio Hall for late-night snub

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Brian Williams and NBC News accidentally left Arsenio Hall out of a segment on late-night hosts.
Kate Stanton
'Brady Bunch' reunion planned for 'The Talk'

'Brady Bunch' reunion planned for 'The Talk'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The cast of "The Brady Bunch" will celebrate the 80th birthday of the classic sitcom's matriarch Florence Henderson on "The Talk" in Los Angeles, CBS said.
Marcia Wallace, Emmy-winning 'Simpsons' voice actor, dies at 70

Marcia Wallace, Emmy-winning 'Simpsons' voice actor, dies at 70

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Marcia Wallace, who won an Emmy for playing Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," has died at her home in Los Angeles, her son said. She was 70.
Shows mark 'Brady Bunch' reunion at Ohio amusement park

Shows mark 'Brady Bunch' reunion at Ohio amusement park

MASON, Ohio, May 20 (UPI) -- Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Susan Olsen returned to the Ohio amusement park where they taped an episode of "The Brady Bunch" 40 years ago.
Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

The entertainment world mourned the loss of numerous titans and dozens of supporting players this year.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Knight set ablaze for 'Circus' stunt

Knight set ablaze for 'Circus' stunt

BURBANK, Calif., June 16 (UPI) -- Christopher Knight will be seen lighting himself on fire for his second week act on the new U.S. competition series "Celebrity Circus," NBC said.
Fatone to preside over 'Celebrity Circus'

Fatone to preside over 'Celebrity Circus'

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Joey Fatone is to act as host of the upcoming television competition series "Celebrity Circus."
Jolie confirms she's expecting twins

Jolie confirms she's expecting twins

CANNES, France, May 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has confirmed in an interview at the Cannes Film Festival in Frances she is pregnant with twins.

Poll: June Cleaver top TV mom

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. poll indicates June Cleaver of TV's classic "Leave it to Beaver" is the mother U.S. citizens would most like to have.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 29, 2008.
By United Press International

Blended family teens have lower grades

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 23 (UPI) -- Unlike the 1970s TV show "The Brady Bunch," teens living with half- or step-siblings have lower grades and more behavior problems, a U.S. study found.
Maureen McCormick lands 'Hollywood' gig

Maureen McCormick lands 'Hollywood' gig

BURBANK, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Former U.S. child star Maureen McCormick made her debut as an "Access Hollywood" guest correspondent Thursday interviewing Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus.

'Brady' star to be event's keynote speaker

FAIRFIELD, Ohio, March 1 (UPI) -- Maureen McCormick, known for playing Marcia Brady on "The Brady Bunch" TV sitcom, will be a keynote speaker at a fundraiser this month in Ohio.
'My Fair Brady' set to return to VH-1

'My Fair Brady' set to return to VH-1

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Whether or not to reproduce will be the issue at the heart of the new third season of the U.S. reality TV series "My Fair Brady ... Maybe Baby?"
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Hoosier actress Florence Henderson is a traditional participant in the 500 Festival Parade in Indianapolis, IN on May 27, 2006. Henderson played Carol Brady on the popular 1970's sitcom, The Brady Bunch. (UPI Photo/ Bill Coons)
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The Brady Bunch is an American television sitcom starring Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, and Ann B. Davis, which revolves around a large blended family. The show originally aired from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974, on ABC and was subsequently syndicated internationally.

In 1965, following the success of his TV series Gilligan's Island, Sherwood Schwartz conceived the idea for The Brady Bunch after reading in the Los Angeles Times that "40% of marriages had a child or children from a previous marriage." He set to work on a pilot script called Mine and Yours and passed it around the "big three" television networks of the era. ABC, CBS and NBC all liked the script but each network wanted changes before they would commit to filming and Schwartz shelved the project.

Despite the similarities between the series and the 1968 theatrical release Yours, Mine and Ours starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball, the original script for The Brady Bunch predated the script for the film. However, the success of the film was a factor in ABC's decision to order episodes for the series.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Brady Bunch."
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