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2010 Dancing With The Stars Season 11 Cast Profile: Florence Henderson

Posted by on September 20, 2010 at 6:32 PM EST

dancing with the stars florence hendersonFind out more about Florence Henderson before she takes the floor on 2010  Dancing With The Stars Season 11 tonight on ABC.

Florence Henderson, 76,  joins the cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 11 tonight on ABC. Get to know a little about Florence Henderson before he hits the dance floor in the 2010 premiere of Dancing With The Stars. I’ll give you one hint, Brady. That’s right Carol Brady.

No cast member in Dancing With the Stars Season 11 is more of a long shot to win the show than Florence Henderson. Florence Henderson might as well be known as America’s Favorite Mom. As Carol Brady on the hit show The Brady Bunch she became a household name as the mom that wrangled six kids, a husband and a few unruly pets. Alongside Alice the maid, Florence – as Carol – created the home that we all wanted to grow up in.

While The Brady Bunch is her claim to fame, Florence has been in over 35 TV shows and a dozen movies as well as appearing in numerous plays on and off Broadway. She most recently appeared on VH1’s show The Surreal life and made some appearances on My Fair Brady. She hosts her own show The Florence Henderson Show on the Retirement Living TV channel.

Early in Florence’s life she was diagnosed with a bone deformation in her middle ear. She had to undergo surgery to avoid going deaf.  After many years in TV and on stage Florence Henderson began studying hypnotherapy. She has since become a licensed therapist. She has been married twice. She divorced her first husband in 1985 after 30 years of marriage. She got married again in 1987 to John Kappas and was with him until his death in 2002. She has four children. Entertainment Weekly and TV Land have ranked Florence as one of the 100 Greatest TV Icons.

While Florence is sure to receive plenty of support and love from the audience, she is one of the oldest contestants to appear on Dancing With the Stars. At age 76 it will be hard for her to keep up with the much younger contestants. She has the background and clearly loves to perform, but the questions remain about her having the stamina to learn new dances every week and the ability to pull them off competitively each week. She will be loved on the show and will most likely show plenty of grace and class, but I don’t imagine she will be sticking around too long.

Catch Florence Henderson on the Dancing With The Stars Season 11 premiere tonight at 8|7c on ABC.



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