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“Brady Bunch” star Florence Henderson has died

Actress Florence Henderson attends amfARs fifth annual Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, October 29, 2014 at Milk Studios in Hollywood, California.  AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Actress Florence Henderson attends amfARs fifth annual Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, October 29, 2014 at Milk Studios in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful mom residing over “The Brady Bunch,” has died. She was 82.

She died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement late Thursday.

Millions loved, and kept on loving, the innocent sitcom about a blended family. “

The Brady Bunch,” first aired in 1969, returned to television in various forms again and again, including “The Brady Bunch Hour” in 1977, “The Brady Brides” in 1981 and “The Bradys” in 1990.

It was also seen endlessly in reruns.