Florence Henderson remembered with star-studded memorial

Here’s one final story of a poetic lady.

Friends and family paid their respects to dear singer Florence Henderson during a Music Box Theatre on Tuesday. Stars including Alan Cumming, Michael Feinstein, Judy Gold, Whoopi Goldberg and Chita Rivera sealed adult to share their fondest memories of “The Brady Bunch” matriarch, according to a museum source who was there.

One of a funnier memories of Henderson came from Cumming, who removed behaving with Henderson final year in Palm Desert, Calif., during a 95th birthday jubilee for Carol Channing.

At a after party, a “Cabaret” Tony leader asked a barkeeper for a vodka tonic, and was told that usually booze and Champagne was being served. But Henderson had come to a dried prepared.

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“I’ve got vodka,” she told Cumming, and apparently she did. Henderson explained “I never take chances.”


Comedian Judy Gold, who’d worked with Henderson on a Food Network luminary cooking show, emceed a event.

“Everyone knew her and desired her,” pronounced Gold. “She was filthy, she had a lorry driver’s mouth.”

Gold also reminisced about a affinity for a C-word she common with Henderson.

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Writer Bruce Vilanch removed Henderson as “bawdy and raunchy” and someone who “loved to see a reactions on people’s faces.” The dual worked together in 1976 on a “Brady Bunch Hour,” a accumulation show.

A Brady Bunch mural shows a TV family as they seemed from 1969 to 1974.

A “Brady Bunch” mural shows a TV family as they seemed from 1969 to 1974.

(Handout/Everett Collection)

Funny lady Goldberg also pronounced Henderson was a life of a party, though kept her acknowledgment PG rated.

“She was never too hip for a room,” pronounced “The View” host. “She was positively a grand person.”

Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady, respected his TV mom by singing “The Brady Bunch” thesis strain with Gold and other stars.

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Energetic until a end, a 82-year-old Henderson, a Dale, Indiana, native, died on Nov. 24 from heart failure. Though many of America came to know Henderson by her classical TV sitcom, she was no foreigner to a Great White Way.

Henderson done her Broadway entrance in 1952’s “Wish You Were Here.” She was behind on Broadway for “Oklahoma!” in 1953, (1953) “Fanny” in 1954 and “The Girl Who Came to Supper” in 1963.

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