25 Secrets You’ll Wish You Never Knew About The Brady Bunch

24. Carol Wasn’t a Widow

Schwartz intended for Carol to be a divorcee, but it wasn’t yet an acceptable lifestyle when the show aired. To circumvent this, they avoided the subject. Carol’s maiden name, as revealed in the pilot, was Tyler. Her married name, however, was Martin. They let audiences assume what they wanted about Mr. Martin. Years later, Florence Henderson finally admitted the truth on the HuffPost Show. She said, in jest, “I killed my husband. I was the original black widow!”


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