Maureen McCormick: Born August 5, 1956
Maureen McCormick best known by baby boomers as Marcia, the perfect california blonde teenager on the hit TV show the Brady Bunch. Who can forget the words Marcia, Marcia Marcia!
Maureen played the “perfectionist” california girl to such a level that most of her fans had dificulty differentiating the real actress from her on stage persona. Maureen was surely responsible for an increase in flat iron sales as 10’s of thousands of girls worked on achieving that “perfect” straight hair she wore on the show.
Much like Leanord Nimoy and others whose TV shows hit major airplay in syndication – It seemed impossible for anyone in America to see Maureen as anyone other than Marcia Brady.
Now, 56, Maureen was surely the busiest of the Brady gang as a busy character actor well into the 1990’s on shows such as Marcus Welby MD, Happy Days, The streets of San Francisco, Vegas & Lou Grant. It almost seemed she was a regular on the Love Boat and Fantasy Island appearing in over 10 episodes each time playing a new character. She has been rather quiet though, since her tell all book in 2008. In her book “Surviving Marcia Brady” Maureen talks about her battle with depression alongside the greatest problem that seems to hit Hollywood child actors – her problems with drugs and alcohol.
“[I was] hiding the reality of my life behind the unreal perfection of Marcia Brady …,” the actress, 52, writes. “No one suspected the fear that gnawed at me.”
Maureens party life ended when she married actor Michael Cummings. The two had a daughter who is now in her 20’s.
“I’ll always be struck by how much a part of people’s lives Marcia is and always will be,” “But now I’m not bothered by the connection. It took most of my life, countless mistakes and decades of pain and suffering to reach this point of equanimity and acceptance.”
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