Florence Henderson has conquered just about every aspect of entertainment. So successfully in fact, that the multi-talented actress, talk show host, recording artist, author, Broadway veteran, and philanthropist was inducted into the Smithsonian Institute’s first permanent Entertainment History Exhibit as one of the greatest pop cultural icons of all time in Nov 2008, as well as receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her enthusiasm, professionalism, commitment to quality and artistry has made Ms. Henderson one of the most respected and endearing performers of our time.
Henderson’s television career is as active today as when she first appeared as the “Today Girl” on NBC’s TODAY SHOW and the first woman to host THE TONIGHT SHOW. In 2009, she appeared in an episode of “Samantha Who” as well as the critically acclaimed Hallmark movie “Ladies of the House.” Her popular RLTV Network’s FLORENCE HENDERSON SHOW is currently airing on DirectTV and her role as “Carol Brady,” “America’s Favorite Mom” on the classic hit TV series THE BRADY BUNCH continues to air everyday in syndication.
One of the top leading spokespersons in the U.S., Florence has been a celebrity spokeswoman for Oldsmobile, Polident, Tang, Rain Soft, Pepsi Light and Wesson Oil. Today, Florence maintains a busy schedule as one of the most popular motivational speakers.
In 2008, Florence launched her one-woman show entitled ALL THE LIVES OF ME…A Musical Journey.
The audience interactive experience of ALL THE LIVES OF ME…A Musical Journey, retraces her life starting as a child growing up during the Depression, through her Broadway and theatrical career and her Television notoriety. Peppered throughout the concert evening are fun stories of her relationships with Richard Rodgers, Robert Reed and many other show-biz tales. In a no-holds-barred Q&A segment, Florence is quick to answer anything and everything, sometimes even shocking the audience with such candor. All in fun for her and the audience.
Her acting talents brought her to Broadway at 18, making her Broadway debut in Joshua Logan’s musical, WISH YOU WERE HERE.
Although the part was small, Florence’s flair and sheer talent attracted the attention of the legendary team of Rodgers & Hammerstein, who promptly stole her away to play the lead in the last national tour of OKLAHOMA! She followed that with a string of noteworthy roles: starring as “Maria” in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, the lead in THE GIRL WHO CAME TO SUPPER, Noel Coward’s last show on Broadway career and her performance to sell-out crowds in the Lincoln Center production of SOUTH PACIFIC as “Nellie Forbush.” After a brief time in Hollywood, Logan “reclaimed” her, and she returned to New York to originate the starring role of FANNY. Other roles have included the starring role of “Anna” opposite Ricardo Montalban’s “King of Siam” in the production of THE KING AND I.
Florence’s first feature film, THE SONG OF NORWAY, was shot over 8 months on location in Europe, bringing her into the international spotlight.
This multi-faceted actress broke new ground in television, as the star of one of the medium’s most beloved and longest-running situation comedies, THE BRADY BUNCH. The classic series aired for 5 seasons (1969-1974); has never been off the air in this country, and currently airs in 122 countries around the world.
As a producer and a talk-show host, her credits include 9 seasons of The Nashville Network’s cooking and comedy series COUNTRY KITCHEN and the experiences inspired her to write a cookbook, A Little Cooking, A Little Talking and A Whole Lot of Fun.
In 2009, Ms. Henderson developed the brand FLOH, dedicated to the concept of “Better Living for Seniors.” FLOH is successfully achieving this goal through launching a line of products and services centered around feeling better through exercise and healthy eating, as well as thinking better through new experiences and tools for living.
Whether on stage, screen, feature films, television or the printed page, her legion of fans internationally and nationally can count on her to continue sharing the many talents she possesses, and the warmth and exuberance with which she does so. ALL THE LIVES OF ME brings the singer front and center, sharing song, stories and memories.