For many of us, Thanksgiving is about family. It’s the same for Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick.
And she shared sweet holiday greetings Thursday with her fans. And the greeting featured her older brother, Denny.
The oldest sister from The Brady Bunch posted “Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I am so thankful to be dancing with my brother Denny! Sending you all our love.”
And the 10-second clip shows Maureen, aka Marcia Brady, dancing with Denny to The Beatles classic “Twist and Shout.”
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This clip is so sweet for many reasons. No matter how old you are, it’s still cool to dance with your brother. And, McCormick’s family fought hard to give Denny as normal of a life as possible. Denny was born with a mental disability.
The beloved Brady Bunch star opened up about her big brother in 2015, when she appeared on the reality show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.”
“Back when Denny was born they told my parents that he should be institutionalized or put away and they fought for him,” McCormick said in an interview for the show. “It’s something I grew up with and I’m just very very passionate about.”
When she appeared on the show, she played to raise money for a charity called Achieve Australia, which provides services to help people with disabilities lead an independent life.
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On Thanksgiving eve, McCormick paid tribute to a close friend — Florence Henderson, who played her mother on The Brady Bunch. McCormick acknowledged the five-year anniversary of Henderson’s death.
“Thank you for helping me to find joy Flo!” McCormick posted on Twitter. “I love you! Forever in my heart.” And she also posted a beautiful portrait of the two of them from decades after the show went off the air. You can check out the photo here.
McCormick talked about her relationship with Henderson in a 2019 interview with Fox News.
“The biggest life lessons I have learned came from Florence, and that was, being able to find joy like in a big way,” McCormick said. “I mean, I spent a lot of time with her before she passed away. And I truly believe she taught me so much about finding joy, and I feel such joy again in my life. You know, I’ve gone through so many different things in my life… pretty amazing.”
In the days before her death, Henderson attended a session of Dancing with the Stars to support her TV daughter. McCormick talked more about what she learned from the actress who played Carol Brady.
“Be around positive, good people that lift you up, that don’t tear you down,” McCormick said. “But (they) just want to nurture you, and you want to nurture them, and you all work together. You know, I think that’s really important.”