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Tributes flow for Brady Bunch mum

Actor Florence Henderson
Actor Florence Henderson

FLORENCE Henderson's on-screen daughter has paid tribute to the late star.

Maureen McCormick - who played Marcia Brady in 'The Brady Bunch' opposite Florence as Carol Brady - praised the 82-year-old actress as a "best friend and a mother".

She told PEOPLE: "There are so many people who never met Florence but feel like she was a best friend or a mother to them. To me, she was both. I first met her when I was just 12 years old. At the time, she was like a second mother but she was so much more than that. She became a dear friend. When you do a show like The Brady Bunch, you have such a bond together. I spent so much time with her on weekends at her house with her family. Her kids became almost siblings - and all of them are such beautiful people today, which is such a testament to Florence."

Maureen also called the actress, who passed away in a Los Angeles hospital from heart failure on Thanksgiving (24.11.16), a "class act".

She said: "She'll be remembered as a real class act - someone with so much talent. She just brought a smile to everyone's heart. She made people feel good. She will be loved forever. She was just so humble, so kind. She will live on forever in everyone's hearts all over the world."

Florence's 'Dancing With The Stars' partner Corky Ballas was also full of praise for the actress, calling her "sweet positive and amazing".

He said: "Florence is going to be dearly missed. This lady was a sweet, positive, amazing woman - even more so on the inside than the outside. And she will be truly missed. Her work ethic was amazing.

"If she told you to get there at 10 a.m. and you got there at 9:45 a.m., you were late. She was one of those. She was just an inspiring woman to everyone around her: hair and makeup people, the crew, everyone. She included everyone. It didn't matter where we were, that woman always had time for everyone around her."

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