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By Jean Marbella | July 18, 1992
It's going to be a very Brady Monday.From dawn to dusk, and beyond, you won't be able to get away from actor Barry Williams, aka Greg Brady of "The Brady Bunch," who will be in the Baltimore area for a series of promotions.The much beloved, much mocked "Brady Bunch," about a mother of three daughters and a father of three sons who marry and produce the most ickily perfect blended family, is enjoying a resurgence of popularity about 20 years after its original airing. Mr. Williams is behind much of that wave -- his recently published book, "Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg," is currently on the best-seller lists.
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By Peter Schmuck | January 9, 2010
N ews item: The New England Patriots are favored by about a field goal in Sunday's playoff showdown with the Ravens at Gillette Stadium. My take: That means both teams are pretty evenly matched, so the game probably will come down to how well Tom Brady is able to exploit the Ravens' secondary. Bonus take: OK, who am I kidding? I've heard the officiating crew is going to just give him his own penalty flag for this game. News item: The Indianapolis Colts have announced that Matt Stover will be the team's kicker during the playoffs, even though Adam Vinatieri has returned from midseason knee surgery.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | April 17, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Sisters Faith and Jill Soloway had an idea: Wouldn't it be a scream to perform "Brady Bunch" episodes on stage?They cast friends in the roles and started performing at Chicago's Annoyance Theatre. Word spread and lines started forming."The Real Live Brady Bunch" played for more than a year in Chicago, and is still playing in New York, where it opened in September.Now, most of the original cast has moved on to Los Angeles, and preview performances are under way.
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By Eileen Ambrose and Eileen Ambrose,eileen.ambrose@baltsun.com | September 28, 2009
Twelve-year-old Katherine Lippincott wasn't even born when "The Brady Bunch" went off the air in 1974, but Sunday afternoon she was first in line to get Maureen "Marcia Brady" McCormick's autograph at the Baltimore Book Festival. Lippincott of Baltimore County became a fan when watching DVDs of the sitcom while carpooling to school. The seventh-grader was less interested in McCormick's autobiography, "Here's the Story," that the actress was promoting and more eager to ask McCormick a question about one of the episodes.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | February 17, 1995
Please don't tell anybody, but I actually like "The Brady Bunch Movie." If this gets out, I'm ruined.Anyway, the film is astutely drawn from the brainless early 1970s TV series and built around a clever conceit: The actual TV Bradys, that born-to-be-mild, ever-chipper, ever-optimistic, ever-bland tribe of smiley mooners and bromide-spouting dweezers in the gaudy polyester threads from the pristine early '70s, have somehow been deposited in the center of...
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Theater Critic | June 18, 1993
"The Real Live Brady Bunch"Where: Kennedy Center, WashingtonWhen: Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Through July 17Tickets: $19 and $24Call: (800) 444-1324WashingtonI've been "Brady-ed."I confess I missed most episodes of the early 1970s sitcom, "The Brady Bunch." But thanks to the legitimate stage -- specifically the stage of the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater -- I've made up for some lost time.Theater critics frequently complain that plays are becoming too much like sitcoms.
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By Burt A. Folkart and Burt A. Folkart,Los Angeles Times | May 14, 1992
Hollywood -- Robert Reed, patriarch of television's beloved "The Brady Bunch," died Tuesday night at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., his daughter Karen Baldwin said yesterday. He was 59 and had been suffering from intestinal cancer for the past six months.Although Mr. Reed -- who also portrayed the son and junior partner on TV's "The Defenders," the highly praised legal melodrama of the 1960s -- will forever be Mike Brady in the minds of viewers around the country, he was a veteran actor who worked in all facets of acting: stage, film and the small screen.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | July 21, 1992
By any actor's measure, Barry Williams had Made It: He was starring on Broadway at the theater next door to Sardi's and across from the one playing "Phantom of the Opera." His picture was blown up to 8 feet tall for the poster trumpeting the show."I was very proud. I felt I'd arrived," Mr. Williams recalled. "Magazines were coming to do stories on the show. But guess what they all wanted to know about?"Oh, perhaps something about the lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls?
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By David Kronke and David Kronke,Special to The Sun | February 17, 1995
Los Angeles -- There are certain comebacks that make sense and are even, in some cases, well-deserved: Tony Bennett's jazzy pop. Jim Thompson's hard-nosed pulp novels. Thigh-high stockings.And then there are those inexplicable returns from oblivion, the shifts in our cultural bedrock as difficult to predict or explain as the seismic tremors that routinely jolt Hollywood, the birthplace of much bizarro phenomena.Which brings us to "The Brady Bunch," the legendarily dumb sitcom that ran from 1969 to the mid-'70s, and cropped up sporadically as TV movies and mercifully short-lived sequel series.
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December 5, 1999
1966: "Mission : Impossible"1967: "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave1967: "Camelot" premieres1969: "The Brady Bunch"
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | September 27, 2009
Here's the story, of a woman named Maureen, who went from being America's perfect older sister to TV's weight-loss champion, then wrote a book about all the events in-between. "I had been asked for years to write a book," says Maureen McCormick, who parlayed a five-season stint on "The Brady Bunch" as apple-cheeked Marcia into pop-icon status, then spent big chunks of the next four decades dealing with the all-too-familiar fallout: few good follow-up roles, frustration over not being able to escape a character she played as a child, failed marriages, drugs, bleak future.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 29, 2005
Do you know how Arnold Schwarzenegger felt the morning after he announced his candidacy for governor of California in 2003 and network talk show hosts questioned his qualifications on-air? He felt the same kind of deep hurt that he experienced as a little boy in Austria when his older brother punched him in the nose. Poor Arnold. Poor, poor, poor, poor, poor Arnold. See Arnold Run, a made-for-TV movie premiering tomorrow night on the A&E cable channel, is shot through with that kind of made-up, Hollywood, psycho-pseudo-neo-babble hokum - until the film adds up to one, big, fat, shining, smiley-face whitewash of the man. This is not just a silly made-for-TV movie; it's a dangerous one that trivializes politics, minimizes Schwarzenegger's acknowledged acts of sexual harassment and makes a villain out of the mainstream press for trying to bring factual information to voters before they went to the polls in California's infamous recall election.
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By From Sun staff, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Cox News Service reports | January 2, 2005
Howard Realtors' legislative breakfast set for Wednesday The Howard County Association of Realtors has scheduled its annual legislative breakfast Wednesday in Columbia. Several county, state and federal lawmakers have been invited to attend the session. The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at Linden Hall in the Dorsey Hall Village Center. The event is free to the public. Information: 410-740-4810. Ex-`Brady Bunch' star puts home up for sale LOS ANGELES - Barry Williams, who played Greg - the oldest brother on The Brady Bunch - and his wife, Eila, are moving to Manhattan and have put their Bel-Air home on the market at $4.25 million.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 19, 2002
Stuart Little 2 holds firmly to the law of diminishing returns when it comes to movie sequels: Content to strive for nothing more than a replication of the earlier success, it manages to pretty much ignore all the strengths of the earlier film while exacerbating all its faults. We get to see all manner of close-ups of the adorable little Stuart, a mouse who's been adopted and is being raised as one of their own by the very human (and, of course, very humane) Little family. Which serves to remind us that mice - even computer-generated mice - do not have the most expressive faces.
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By Andy Knobel and Andy Knobel,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2001
The headlines are hard to miss and easy to smirk at. The Rocky Mountain News contributed "Patriots are Brady's bunch, for now." The Providence Journal-Bulletin offered "Brady Comes in for Bunch of Praise." The Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette told readers "Brady has got a bunch more responsibility." And the Boston Herald said simply "Pats Brady's bunch." So it was with some degree of trepidation that Kamon Simpson of The Gazette of Colorado Springs, Colo., began a story about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with the words of the famed TV sitcom: "Here's the story of a man named Brady."
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May 20, 2000
About eight years ago, Barry Williams, aka Greg Brady, wrote a book about what it was like, being a kid actor on "The Brady Bunch," that early-1970s sitcom that somehow has become a cultural touchstone for anyone who grew up around that time. Light and airy as they come, the book's biggest revelation was that Barry was no different than every other male pre-teen alive at the time: he, too, had a crush on Maureen McCormick. But unlike the rest of us, he had the pleasure of working alongside her everyday, since she was playing his sister, Marcia.
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May 14, 1992
Robert Reed, the stern but loving model television father of television's "The Brady Bunch," died from colon cancer, his family said yesterday. Mr. Reed, 59, died Tuesday night at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., said his daughter, Karen Baldwin. "The Brady Bunch" was an ABC Friday night fixture from 1969 to 1974.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1995
She wore glasses. She was the middle sister who pretended to have a boyfriend, the forgotten Brady who was sick, sick, sick of hearing about Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.Eve Plumb, who played Jan Brady on the 1960s and early '70s cult sitcom "The Brady Bunch," doesn't really want to talk about being a Brady -- a biographical note that will follow her through life and after. She's 36 now, wears contact lenses and came to Towson last night to show her lithograph prints at the Dark Horse Gallery. Of course, she knows the reason people come to see her work.
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December 5, 1999
1966: "Mission : Impossible"1967: "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave1967: "Camelot" premieres1969: "The Brady Bunch"
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1997
Two of Hollywood's beautiful people combine their star power on HBO tonight."One Fine Day" (8 p.m.-10 p.m.) has George Clooney parlaying his "ER" popularity into his first big-screen starring role, opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, in this 1996 romantic comedy. It's a contrived effort about two harried single parents (Clooney and Pfeiffer) brought together by their children.The movie may not be much, but boy, do the stars look good.At a glance"Mrs. Santa Claus" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13)
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