‘Brady Bunch’ reunion falls apart as ‘Jan,’ ‘Marcia’ feud continues
In Real Life, Jan Gave Marcia the Complex Susan Olsen had a different problem; she was a natural blonde, but producers felt the 31% percent of all marriages at that time included a child from a previous relationship. and Eve Plumb, who played Marcia and Jan Brady, respectively, declined to " The problems between them go back decades," a source who knows to Plumb and others - insinuates that the two had a lesbian relationship. Fans of "The Brady Bunch" know Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady, the cheery, wonderful, no problems, no issues kind of image and trying to live up to it. On The Early Show Tuesday, marriage and family therapist Dr.
But the fact that it was somebody who appeared so together on the screen is what's so shocking about the whole thing. McCormick was not available for comment on her book. Despite her role as a sunny Miss Perfect, she grappled privately with anxiety and insecurity, the youngest of four children born to a mercurial father who abused and cheated on their mother. She struggled to regain her earlier success, landing some TV and movie roles, but developed a reputation for unreliability due to her addiction, even botching an interview with Steven Spielberg for a role in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" because she was high.
After interventions, stints in rehab and experimental therapies, McCormick began getting sober in when she married actor Michael Cummings, with whom she has a daughter, Natalie.
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She continued to fight depression through therapy, medication and the help of "Brady" cast mates. But now I'm not bothered by the connection. It took most of my life, countless mistakes and decades of pain and suffering to reach this point of equanimity and acceptance," she says. In the HarperCollins video, she adds, "It's been kind of a roller coaster ride.
At one time, it was wonderful, at one time, it was awful to be her. And I've come to this point where I really love her and accept her. Shannon Fox, of MomLogic. Maureen -- is very courageous in coming out with this mental health issue.
It's so easy, I think, these days, for stars to say, 'I was addicted to drugs, I was, you know, I was in rehab, in and out of rehab,' but she's really saying the underlying issue was this sadness, this depression, and she was self-medicating with the drugs, and I think that's a really courageous stance for her to take.
You can't live up to that ideal. For the role of Bobby Brady, the youngest boy, producers favored Mike Lookinland, who had strawberry-blond hair. He was hired only after his parents agreed to let Miss Clairol do her thing on their son's locks. Savvy viewers will note how Bobby's hair color varied between dark brown and jet black before the make-up folks found just the right shade of hair dye for him.
Susan Olsen had a different problem; she was a natural blonde, but producers felt the youngest Brady wasn't blonde enough. They ordered eight-year-old Olsen's hair to be bleached regularly to give her that adorable towhead look.
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However, once comedic actress Ann B. Florence Henderson ultimately got the job, but was forced to wear a wig during the first season because her own hair had been cropped short when she co-starred in an off-Broadway revival of South Pacific. For the role of Mike Brady the family's surname had changed by this timeproducers were debating between a then-unknown Gene Hackman and Robert Reed.
They finally chose Reed because he had marquee value from his co-starring role on the popular series The Defenders. Like many teens in the s, Barry was known to occasionally share a doobie among friends. Barry dutifully reported to the set, but it became obvious to all present that something was not quite right with Greg Brady. Aside from his stumbling over nothing in the driveway, there was the glazed look in his eyes and the stilted delivery of his few lines regarding Dad's purchase of a boat that tipped the producers off and caused furious re-writes to reduce Greg's part in this episode.