Transcript for Remembering Florence Henderson
??? I wanna be loved by you just you and nobody else but you ??? ??? I wanna be loved by you ??? The matriarch on "The Brady bunch" but she could also sing. She was a Broadway sensation. We're back now on this Friday morning remembering America's TV mom, "Brady bunch" matriarch Florence Henderson passing away at the age of 82. From Broadway to television, spanning more than six decades "People" magazine's Kate Coyne joins us of we all remember watching Carol Brady. What impact do you think she'll have on all of us. I love the quote she says she was the mom that so many of us wanted, the mom that she wanted. What you'll hear in discussions about her, she was America's mom and she really was. Certainly for a generation for my generation if you're talking about the 1970s, you know, early '80s, and a period in which there wasn't a ton of stability. A lot of, you know, people were growing up with divorced parents or what have you. She was really a symbol for the sort of perfect mother and actually don't forget a kind of blended family mother too. You know, she had the three girls, Mike Brady had the three boys and they kind of came together as one perfect family and she was the perfect mom. She was somebody who every kid kind of wished they had a little bit of at home. She did say one thing in an interview with Barbara Walters in 2012 and said she wished Carol Brady had a job. Why do you think that was so important to her so long ago. Florence was a very, very modern woman. She was very ambitious. She very successful. I mean she herself had carved out a career that spanned well beyond Brady brey. She was as you said a Broadway performer beforehand. Tremendous singing talent and she made sure she stayed relevant. She had that drive. Such a drive that she was at the finale of "Dancing with the stars" on Monday night. Everybody saw her in the audience so it was really unthinkable that light could go out so suddenly. She was very, very driven. Can you briefly tell us why she had such a profound impact on Hollywood? You see so many stars, social media flooded with tributes. I think she was such a class act. You know, she personified a sort of grace and dignity and loveliness that you don't necessarily get all that often these days. She was somebody who everybody, you know, wanted to be a little bit like and if not like then be able to call mom. I think Maureen Mccormick, you know, the bond that they still continued to share all those years later really exemplifies that. She was the stabilizing force for so many of us. Kate, thank you.
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