'Dancing With the Stars': 'The Situation' Packs Up Six-Pack, Dancing Shoes


Florence Henderson is a multi-talented actress, talk show host, recording artist, author, Broadway veteran and philanthropist. Her career is as active today as when she first appeared as the "Today Girl" on "NBC's Today Show" and was the first woman to host "The Tonight Show." Henderson has appeared on such popular prime-time programs and made for television specials as the critically acclaimed movie of the week for Hallmark titled "Ladies of the House" and the popular RLTV Network's "Florence Henderson Show." She will always be best known in syndication worldwide as "America's Favorite Mom" and matriarch Carol Brady, on the classic hit TV series "The Brady Bunch," which aired for five seasons (1969-74), has never been off the air in this country and currently airs in 122 countries around the world. Acknowledged as one of the top leading spokespeople in the United States, Henderson has been a celebrity spokeswoman for Oldsmobile, Tang, Polident, Rain Soft, Pepsi Light and Wesson Oil. She maintains a busy schedule as one of the country's most popular and sought-after motivational speakers as well as performing her one-woman show, "All the Lives of Me ... A Musical Journey." Her first stage role was in Joshua Logan's musical "Wish You Were Here," and shortly thereafter she was cast in Rodgers & Hammerstein's last national tour of "Oklahoma!" Henderson's long list of stage credits includes the starring role in "The Great Waltz" for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, the starring role in "Fanny," the lead role of Maria in "The Sound of Music," the lead in "The Girl Who Came to Supper," the role of Nellie Forbush in Noel Coward's "South Pacific" and the starring role of Anna, opposite Ricardo Montalban, in "The King and I." Her first feature film credit was in "The Song of Norway." As a producer and a talk-show host, her credits also include the Nashville Network's cooking and comedy series "Country Kitchen." The experiences inspired her to write a cookbook, "A Little Cooking, A Little Talking and a Whole Lot of Fun."

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