Maureen McCormick: A Look Back at the Iconic TV Star Who Played "Marcia Brady" on "The Brady Bunch"

Herbie J Pilato

According to, Maureen McCormick, best known as Marcia Brady on the legendary TV sitcom, The Brady Bunch, "became a mother when her daughter, Natalie Michelle Cummings, with her husband, Michael Cummings, was born on Friday, May 19th, 1989."

McCormick's mother, Irene, died of cancer, after a three-year battle, in 2004. McCormick had served as the primary caregiver for her mom.

As IMDB continued to report, McCormick "graduated from William Howard Taft High school in Woodland Hills, California."

In 2007, McCormick admitted on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club that for several years, beginning in her teens, she struggled with bulimia.

In December of 2007, McCormick starred in Brad Paisley's music video Online along with Jason Alexander, Estelle Harris, and Patrick Warburton from Seinfeld and William Shatner from Star Trek.

The following year, she released her autobiography, Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice.

Of Irish (father) and German (mother) descent, McCormick was in 1973 considered for the role of Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist.

In The Brady Bunch episode, "The Subject Was Noses, McCormick's Marcia Brady gets her nose injured by a football. As it turned out, prior to filming the segment, the actress injured her nose in real life, in an automobile accident.

As IMDB concluded, McCormick said in 2008, "I'll always be struck by how much a part of people's lives Marcia is and always will be. But now, I'm not bothered by the connection. It took most of my life, countless mistakes, and decades of pain and suffering to reach this point of equanimity and acceptance."

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Herbie J Pilato is the author of several books about pop culture including RETRO ACTIVE TELEVISION, THE 12 BEST SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS, MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, TWITCH UPON A STAR, GLAMOUR, GIDGETS AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, DASHING, DARING AND DEBONAIR, and NBC & ME: MY LIFE AS A PAGE IN A BOOK, among others. He's also a TV writer/producer, and has worked for Reelz, Bravo, E!, TLC, and hosted THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, the hit classic TV talk show (which premiered on Amazon Prime in 2019).

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