‘The Brady Bunch’: Barry Williams Revealed the Last Words He Wanted to Say to Florence Henderson

by Will Shepard
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Florence Henderson was an essential part of The Brady Bunch for five seasons. She was in all 117 episodes when the show aired. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2016 at 82 years old. During her time on the show, she was listed as one of the top five TV moms by Film.com.

Barry Williams played Greg Brady on the show. The two actors’ chemistry on the show was unmistakable. He was the oldest Brady child in the show and provided some incredible amazing moments.

The two’s relationship extended well beyond the show, in fact, they cultivated a friendship. Not only were they on-screen family, but to Williams, the connection was far deeper.

When Florence Henderson passed away, Williams didn’t get to say exactly what he wanted to the actress. In an interview about The Brady Bunch with Entertainment Tonight in 2016, he shared what he would have like to say to Henderson.

“I love you. I think its important to know that many people share this loss. She will be remembered, she will be loved for a long time.”

Another Star on “The Brady Bunch” Talked About What Florence Henderson Meant

In the early 1970s, was there anyone who didn’t want Carol Brady to be their own mother? She was one of those television characters that everyone wanted in their own lives.

Florence Henderson had a way of making everyone watching feel like they were a part of something amazing. During this same interview in 2016, Christopher Knight shared his feelings about his mother on The Brady Bunch. Knight talked about how Henderson was a mother figure for everyone on the show.

“She’s the kind of mom that you want. Even if you had a mom like that, you’d take another one. And if you didn’t have a mom like that, then she represented the mom that you didn’t have. And it’s a terrible tragedy that we’ve all lost her, but we all own her,” Knight said.

“I know that I will live being who I am with her,” Knight added. “Because she’s had a very important role in my life. And I am a great deal of who I am because of her.”

Knight also talked about how much she added to his life. He said that a large part of who he is today is thanks to Henderson.

“She was just a wonderful kinda warm, and stern, mothering figure,” Knight remembered. “And to me, she was just someone I never wanted to disappoint. I just had such high esteem for her, and I think for everyone, that’s what we all reacted to. She just the kind of mom that you want.”