9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch is one of the most iconic American sitcoms. It ran for five seasons from 1969 to 1974 and, even though it was cancelled over 40 years ago, because of syndication, it is more popular than ever. There is so much about the show that people don’t know, which is why we have collected 9 interesting facts to help fix that:
9. The Role of Mike Brady
Gene Hackman was initially in contention for the role of Mike Brady, but the network wouldn’t cast him because he wasn’t considered well known enough at the time. Jeffrey Hunter also lobbied for the role of Mike Brady, but the network passed on him because he was considered “too handsome.” “If Mr. Brady were a model for men’s clothes or something–fine, but he’s supposed to be an architect,” creator Sherwood Schwartz said.
8. Cindy Brady’s Hair
Susan Olsen – who played the youngest Brady girl, Cindy – was a natural blond, but her hair wasn’t light enough to suit producers, so it was bleached regularly to get that super blond look. Unfortunately, during the show’s second season, her hair began falling out in clumps due to the bleach, so the show’s creator Sherwood Schwartz put an end to it.