Florence Henderson

henderson1February 14, 1934 – November 24, 2016

It can be hard to go your entire career being associated with one character or one performance. For Florence Henderson, being the spokesperson for Wesson cooking oil for 2 decades was a defining persona and the kind of role every struggling actor covets. A gifted stage actress and singer, Henderson made a splash early on with performances on Broadway and televised productions of musicals. She appeared in game shows and on talk shows and was instantly recognizable in any household thanks to her long tenure with Wesson.

Oh, and in 1969, she was cast as the role of Carol Brady on the hit show The Brady Bunch which some consider one of the greatest television characters of all time and maybe the best television mother of all time, but I’d be willing to wager not many people remember that.

Burial

Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

In the Garden of Serenity section at the south end of the park there are 5 pillars with north-facing niches just to the east (left) when you enter. Florence is interred in the bottom niche of the first pillar.

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