Maureen Denise McCormick (born August 5, 1956) is an American actress, author, and recording artist. She is most widely known for portraying Marcia Brady on the ABC television series The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974.
Maureen McCormick was born in Encino, California, the daughter of Irene (née Beckman) and William McCormick, a teacher. She has three older brothers: Michael, Dennis and Kevin. At the age of six she won the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley beauty pageant. McCormick first appeared on national U.S. television in 1964 for Mattel toys on Barbie and Chatty Cathy doll commercials. She lent her voice to a redesigned Chatty Cathy doll in 1970. Through the later 1960s McCormick appeared in two episodes of Bewitched and played guest roles on I Dream of Jeannie, Honey West, The Farmer's Daughter, and My Three Sons. According to her biography, McCormick attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills California.
McCormick played the eldest daughter, Marcia, who had five siblings. She had a perky and popular personality in The Brady Bunch, an American television sitcom about a blended family that aired from late 1969 to early 1974 on ABC, Friday nights at 8 p.m. After its cancellation, "Brady Bunch" episodes were rebroadcast in syndication for decades as children's programming, gathering a long-lasting, cross-generational popularity that led to spinoffs and movies...
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