Florence Agnes Henderson Net WorthReal Name: Florence Agnes Henderson
Date of Birth: 02/14/1934
Place of Birth: Dale, Indiana
2017 Net Worth: $10 Million
Profession: Actor, singer, dancer, television host, author
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Florence Agnes Henderson was born in Dale, Indiana, February 14, 1934. The youngest of 10 children, her father was a 67 year old tobacco sharecropper. Her mother began to teach her songs when she was 2 years old. By the time she was 8, she could sing 50 songs and was soon performing at local talent shows and grocery stores to earn money to help her family. Henderson graduated in 1951 and immediately went to New York City to pursue an acting/singing career.
Henderson began performing in musical theater shows, such as Oklahoma! and South Pacific. She was the star of the 1954 musical Fanny, where she performed an amazing 888 shows! Henderson appeared in Oldsmobile commercials for television and worked for the Today show on NBC, doing weather and local stories. Henderson is best known, however, for her role as mom Carol Brady in the television series The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974.
This talented actress went on to perform in numerous commercials, hosted a cooking show on TNN called Country Kitchen, even though in later interviews she admitted that she loved food, but really disliked cooking. Henderson was on Dancing with the Stars in 2010, and made appearances on almost every show on television. Henderson also hosted a talk show, appropriately named The Florence Henderson Show, which earned her an Emmy award in 2010.
Not many know that Henderson was a lifelong supporter of The City of Hope, a hospital, which specializes in the treatment of cancer and other life threatening illnesses. She is also the author of 4 books, 3 of which are cook books.
Married twice, Henderson had 4 children with her first husband. She was hospitalized in Los Angeles November 23rd, 2016, with chest pains and died from heart failure the next day at 82 years of age. The death of this iconic film “mom” came as a shock to many who had no idea that Henderson was in anything but perfect health.
Henderson leaves behind her 4 children, a net worth of $10 million, and broken hearted fans all over the world.