9. She was not the first choice for the role Carol Brady.
It is surprising that the role she is most remembered for was not offered to her first. Not even second. Biography.com reports that Joyce Bulifant and Shirley Jones were the first and second options respectively. However, Dave Quinn of People reports that it is Henderson herself who didn’t want to audition for the role because she had an appointment in Texas while The Brady Show would be shot in California .Whatever the reality is, I’m sure glad she got the role and is forever remembered as America’s dearest mother.