Quick Facts of Florence Agnes Henderson

  • Full NameFlorence Agnes Henderson
  • Net Worth$10 Million (Before Death)
  • Date of Birth14 February, 1934
  • NicknameFlorence Henderson
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceDale, Indiana, U.S.
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActress, TV Personality
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1952–2016
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Half-Blonde
  • SpouseIra Bernstein (m. 1956; div. 1985), John Kappas (m. 1987; his death 2002)
  • Height5′ 3″
  • EducationAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Children4; two sons and two daughters
  • Horoscope Aquarius

In the 21st century, a person hardly lives until the age of 60. However, not in the case of Florence Henderson. Though she has died now, she lived 82 years and served the entertainment industry for over six decades before her death on 24th November 2016. The late American actress, Florence was widely famous for playing the role of Carol Brady in the ABC sitcom, The Brady Bunch (1969-74).

During her career, Florence worked with many legendary celebrities and appeared in famous films and TV series. As a matter of fact, she had collected $10 Million net worth from her total career. Even though she lived a lavish life, her married life wasn’t so good as she married twice in her life.

Stay tuned with us and find out all the details about her biography in the lower sections.

Early Life of Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson filled love in her family after being born on Valentine’s Day in 1934 in a town Dale, Indiana, the United States. Her father, Joseph Henderson was a tobacco sharecropper, whereas, her mother, Elizabeth Elder was a homemaker.

An early life image of Florence Henderson
An early life image of Florence Henderson
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During the time, the stock market was suffering from high unemployment, poverty, deflation, and low opportunities. So, her mother, Elizabeth taught her singing and also let their daughter sing at local grocery stores at the age of 12.

Following, her interest in acting started exploding. As she was the youngest of her 10 siblings, everyone used to support her for her dreams. Later, Florence attended St. Francis Academy in Kentucky and entrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Career Highlights

The late-American actress, Florence Henderson first came up with stage performances and musicals and initially toured with Oklahoma! and the South Pacific. Her first Broadway debut was in a musical, Wish You Were Here in 1952. After two years, she played a golden opportunity to appear as Laurey in General Foods 25th Anniversary Show.

Florence Henderson played Carol Ann Brady in The Brady Bunch
Florence Henderson played Carol Ann Brady in The Brady Bunch
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Many of Henderson’s fans know that she claimed fame after appearing in the 117 episodes of The Brady Bunch as Carol Ann Brady. In 1976, she returned to play in The Brady Bunch Hour and appeared in nine episodes. The cast members of the sitcom were not only co-stars but also friends. She had played in the sitcom alongside Robert Reed, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams, Ann B. Davis, and many others. In her late career, she appeared in The Cleveland Show (2012), Handy Manny (2012), Happily Divorced (2012), Chelsea (2016), Sofia the First (2016), and others.

Married Twice Before Death

Before her death, Florence Henderson had married her two husbands. At first, she was married to her ex-husband, Ira Bernstein. The couple never revealed anything about their marriage. The former duo shared four children from their marriage. After spending nearly three decades of married life, the couple divorced in 1985.

Florence Henderson with Ira Bernstein during an event
Florence Henderson with Ira Bernstein during an event
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After that, Florence tied the wedding knot with Dr. John George Kappas, a hypnotherapist. She had met John during her treatment for depression in around 1980s. Everything went well during the year 2002 when Florence had become the widow of her then spouse. They shared over one and a half decades of married life together.

Four Children & Five Grandchildren

As we prior mentioned, Florence Henderson was a mother of her four children. She had two daughters; Barbara Bernstein and Elizabeth Bernstein. Also, she had two sons; Robert Bernstein and Joseph Bernstein. Her children have still connected with television and some of them are active as an actor/actress. As a matter of fact, she had five grandchildren as per her wiki.

A Sudden Death

Florence Henderson never retired from her career and kept working. The same year she died was also the year her film, Fifty Shades of Black was released. She left the world at the age of 82 on 24th November 2016 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California.

Her sudden death made headlines and captured very much space in social media. She was admitted to the hospital a day before her death and was seen on the event of Dancing with the Stars three days prior. She had attended the event in order to support her friend, Maureen McCormick. Her funeral was ended at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in the United States.

Left $10 Million Net Worth

Florence Henderson appeared in many famous TV series and films and earned a hefty amount of money after working over six decades in the entertainment industry. She had maintained an estimated net worth of $10 Million all her life as per the Celebrity Net Worth.

Until she was alive, Florence was also involved in many promotional programs and helped people to raise funds. She also earned money from her appearance in a game show, Weakest Link and had won $32,000 from Who Wants To Be a Millionaire in 2001. All the money she used in charities. After leaving such huge capital, her family must be enjoying a lavish life.