Florence Henderson
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"Florence Agnes Henderson" is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Carol Brady on the American Broadcasting Company/ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. Henderson has been a frequent presence on television since the 1950s and has hosted several long-running cooking and variety shows over the years. She has appeared as a guest on many scripted and non-scripted (talk and reality shows). She may also be known for being a contestant on Dancing with the Stars (U.S. TV series)/Dancing with the Stars in 2010. Henderson currently hosts her own talk show, The Florence Henderson Show, and cooking show, Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson, on Retirement Living TV (RLTV).

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There's an old Chinese proverb that says the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. If a woman can make simple pledges to change the small things, she's well on her way to leading a fuller, healthier life.

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom. I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.

My goal has always been to be like a female George Burns. Having had the opportunity to work with him so many times, especially at the end of his life, I felt so inspired by him all the time. I totally agreed with him. We would talk about how lucky we were to find something that we loved when we were kids and to just grow more in love with it as time goes on.

I live on a boat, which is in the midst of renovation... I figure the good Lord will put me in the right place and hopefully I'll have the right clothes on. I think what we're going to do is bring the boat through the Panama Canal. My husband has always wanted to do that. So I think we'll do that and have the boat in Florida for the winter.

I played Carol as the mother I always wished I had, as the mother a lot of people wished they had.

Carol Brady allows me to come in the door and for people to feel comfortable and go, 'Oh, I know her. She's a nice lady,' ... Then they find out I'm a little different than Carol and they get to know Florence. I think it's a wonderful gift.

I still get so much fan mail addressed to Carol Brady, and I think a lot of it's through the Net. And I always answer it, if it's legible.

I started in live television and I've done a lot of live TV and that's really the thing that I love best. I love flying by the seat of my pants.

I've been at every reunion. I said, 'They'll be wheeling me out when I'm 105.' I'll still be working then, ... I'm planning to be the female George Burns.