It was all a “Bunch” of bull.
The son of “The Brady Brunch” producer Sherwood Schwartz desires to lastly squash a sure rumor in regards to the beloved household sitcom as soon as and for all.
Lloyd Schwartz, 75, labored alongside his dad on the 1969-1974 ABC sequence and have become well-immersed within the present when he was a younger man.
The author and producer spoke to Fox News lately about fond recollections from the present — and particularly in regards to the long-running rumor of an affair between sitcom stars Florence Henderson (who performed Carol Brady) and Barry Williams (as stepson Greg Brady).
Whispers have circled all through Hollywood over the many years that Henderson — who died in 2016 at age 82 — and Williams dated for a time.
“There have always been rumors about Barry and Florence having a date or affair, depending on who you ask,” Lloyd advised Fox News.
“It was all smoke and mirrors. The reality is Barry was interested in music, Florence was married with four kids,” he defined. “Barry’s dad drove them to see this singer. After that, dad drove them residence, and he or she kissed him on the cheek.
“That was the extent of the so-called affair between Barry and Florence,” he concluded.
Williams, 67, detailed his crush on his TV mother in his 1992 e-book “Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg.”
“The story [of an affair] resurfaced after Barry’s book came out,” Lloyd mentioned. “I remember Florence called me and said, ‘You know, there’s a thing in Barry’s book.’ I told her, ‘No, don’t worry, Florence — nobody’s going to think much of it.’ I was very wrong.”
In Henderson’s subsequent 2012 e-book, “Life Is Not a Stage,” she additionally described their date on the “long-gone” LA nightclub Cocoanut Grove, the place they went to listen to a singer carry out.
“I didn’t give it all that much thought, since I would gladly have done the same for any of the older children if asked,” she wrote.
The pair went together with Williams’ older brother because the “Brady” star didn’t have a driver’s license but.
“After the concert, Barry was very sweet,” she wrote. “We fetched his brother and he gave me a goodnight kiss at my hotel. So from his book, our playful but coy interviews … that followed, an urban legend was born.”
Lloyd additionally famous that after Henderson’s passing, he was occupied with growing a present by which Mike Brady (performed by Robert Reed, who died in 1992 at age 59) handed away.
Henderson’s character would then begin to “seriously” date considered one of Greg’s associates.
“We thought it would have been very interesting to go in that direction. I remember I called her, and she was very excited about it,” Lloyd recalled. “Sadly, we never got around to it.”