'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.

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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.
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'Monkees' star Davy Jones dead at 66

'Monkees' star Davy Jones dead at 66

BEVERLY HILLS, Fla., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- British singer-songwriter and musician Davy Jones died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack, his publicist said. He was 66.
'Brady Bunch' star takes weight challenge

'Brady Bunch' star takes weight challenge

BURBANK, Calif., July 16 (UPI) -- Former Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick has signed up for the latest installment of the "Access Hollywood Weight Loss Challenge," NBC said.
'Bunch' star recalls drug past in book

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NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Maureen McCormick, who is best known for playing squeaky clean Marcia on "The Brady Bunch," discusses her past addiction to drugs in a new book.
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.

'Brady Bunch' star pens memoirs

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Former U.S. teen idol Maureen McCormick reveals in her forthcoming autobiography that she has suffered from depression, drug addiction and eating disorders.

Maureen McCormick on 'Celebrity Fit Club'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The fifth season of "Celebrity Fit Club" on VH1 will see "The Brady Bunch" star Maureen McCormick trying to lose 25 to 30 pounds.

'Celebrity Fit Club 5' on VH1

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" is returning for a brand new weight losing fifth season in April, with this edition featuring Dustin Diamond, Da Brat and others.

VH1: Gary Coleman top children's star

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. cable's VH1 has crowned Gary Coleman, of "Diff'rent Strokes" fame, the top children's star, followed by "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin.

Spade flick takes digs at ex-child stars

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Cathy's World: My So-Called Sitcom Life

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Maureen McCormick
Maureen McCormick arrives for the 2008 CMT Awards at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee on April 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Frederick Breedon)

Maureen Denise McCormick (born August 5, 1956) is an American actress, celebrity and recording artist. She is most widely known as a child actress who played Marcia Brady in the television series The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974.

McCormick was born in Encino, California, the daughter of Irene (née Beckman) and William McCormick, a teacher. At the age of six she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley beauty pageant. McCormick first appeared on national U.S. television in 1964 for Mattel toys on Barbie and Chatty Cathy doll commercials. She lent her voice to a redesigned Chatty Cathy doll in 1970. Through the later 1960s McCormick appeared in two episodes of Bewitched and played guest roles on I Dream of Jeannie, Honey West, The Farmer's Daughter and My Three Sons. (She confesses she had a crush on Fred MacMurray at the time.)

McCormick played the eldest daughter, Marcia, who had five other siblings. She had a perky and popular personality in The Brady Bunch, an American television sitcom about a blended family that aired from late 1969 to early 1974 on ABC, Friday nights at 8pm. After its cancellation Brady Bunch episodes were rebroadcast in syndication for decades as children's programming, gathering a long lasting, cross-generational popularity that led to spinoffs and movies.

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