‘The Brady Bunch’ Star Maureen McCormick Explained Why She ‘Never Had’ Urge to Get Away from Showbiz

by Quentin Blount

There was one member of The Brady Bunch that basically spent her entire career acting. But that doesn’t mean she was ever ready to step away.

Maureen McCormick is an actress, singer, and author. But perhaps she is best remembered for portraying Marcia Brady on the ABC television sitcom The Brady Bunch. The show ran from 1969 to 1974, and also paved the way for numerous Brady Bunch spin-offs and films. Some of those include The Brady Kids, The Brady Bunch Hour, The Brady Brides, and A Very Brady Christmas.

McCormick was only 13 years old when she landed her breakthrough role on the hit ABC show. But she said she was even acting before that. She spoke with Jim Norton and Sam Roberts on the Jim and Sam Show back in 2017 about her acting career.

The hosts ask McCormick if she ever thought about stepping away from the business in the years after starring on The Brady Bunch.

“I have never really had that,” McCormick explains. “I have always just really loved what I’m doing.”

You can watch the entire interview with Maureen McCormick below:

‘The Brady Bunch’ Star Says That Her Role ‘Fell Into Her Lap’

Maureen McCormick told Jim and Sam that she was involved in the show business industry for six years before starting on The Brady Bunch. She became successful as a child actor despite not having an acting background or any family connections.

“I felt very lucky that it kind of came my way and fell into my lap,” she says. “It just happened by chance. We knew nobody in show business — my father was a school teacher, my mom was a housewife.”

But once she got her start, The Brady Bunch star says that showbiz was “in her blood.” Her deep passion for the industry began while she growing up watching and admiring some of the best.

“I grew up on TV and admired the Carol Burnetts, the Lucille Balls, the Mary Tyler Moores, and the Dick Van Dykes,” she admits. “It is something I have always been really passionate about. I always want to be better, push myself, and try new things.”

After starring in The Brady Bunch and its various spin-offs, McCormick made appearances in a wide range of films. And in the 1980s and 1990s, she even tried her hand at stage acting. And as if all of that wasn’t enough to tell you that McCormick genuinely loves show business, she also had a brief career as a recording artist. The Brady Bunch star released four studio albums with her cast members. She also released a country music album on her own called When You Get a Little Lonely.