In a departure from the traditional family structure represented on other TV shows, ABC debuted a new television series in about a blended family called The Brady Bunch.
Cast in the role as the oldest daughter, Marcia Brady, was a then year old American actress named Maureen McCormick. McCormick played the role of the perky and popular teen until the series ended inbut she never quite left Marcia Brady behind. Here are eight facts you never knew about Maureen McCormick. The blonde beauty won to the title.
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The two began a flirting friendship. When The Brady Bunch cast and crew traveled to Hawaii to film a special episode, things got steamy in paradise.
What am I doing? Inshe landed an audition with Steven Spielberg for a role in his film. The Raiders of the Lost Ark. The part could have helped restart her lagging acting career.
Unfortunately, McCormick showed up to the audition strung out on cocaine. She had not slept in three days. She quickly became addicted to cocaine and Quaaludes. McCormick later confessed that, when money was tight, she would have sex with drug dealers in exchange for drugs.
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She even claims that she had two abortions when she was in her early twenties. She, along with the rest of the Brady Bunch kids, released four albums and went on tour in the early seventies. This album included duets between the two, as well as solos of both of them. One of the first was inwhen the then 8-year old appeared in Mattel spots for Chatty Cathy dolls. Later, inwhen Mattel redeed the Chatty Cathy doll, they looked to McCormick, one of their more popular alums, to provide the voice for the talkative doll.
Her grandfather contracted syphilis from prostitutes when he was fighting in Europe during World War I. And McCormick was so fearful that she, too, would get the deadly STD that, when she needed to cry on scene, she thought about catching syphilis. She met Michael Cummings at church and the two fell in love.
Cummings confessed to McCormick that, although he had heard about The Brady Bunch before, he had never watched a single episode. McCormick was thrilled; it allowed them to begin a relationship without any pre-conceived Marcia Brady associations. The couple married on March 16,and has one child, Natalie, who was born in Toggle .
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