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It was a lot of fun filming this movie "Fortune Hunters" with Richard Thomas, and a wonderful supporting cast, including Estelle Getty, Kay Ballard, Cory Feldman, Randy Travis, and other talented people..
The plot: the good news is that the Hunter family just won a $50 Million dollar lottery. The bad news is that they lost the ticket in the middle of Los Angeles, and have only 4 hours to find it and claim their prize. It is a fast paced. adventure-action comedy, with a lot of exciting things happening throughout, and with a real surprise ending.
At the present time, no definite time or place has been announced. Keep watching Brady World for all updates on "Fortune Hunters".
My mother and father always did their best to see that my brothers and I went with them to the Valley Music Theatre near our home. We saw many wonderful musical comedy stage productions and had a well stocked record collection of the old 78's and 45's. At the age of about four. I loved to sing the songs from them with my family. My father bought a four track recorder which really was the beginning of my singing instruction. I also took singing and dancing lessons, and when I was about eleven years old started guitar lessons. My older brother, Kevin and I wrote a song for one of the movies I was in. He also is teaching my daughter Natalie to play guitar.
Yes, I was the youngest in our family. I have three older brothers, Michael, Kevin and Dennis. I did enjoy playing the oldest girl in the Brady family. After being told what to do, and how to act by three older brothers, I enjoyed telling my younger sisters in the Brady Bunch, what to do and how to act. Not really, but that is the way the scripts were written.
After five years of living as a Brady with five other siblings and having lived in my own family with three brothers, it was very easy and enjoyable to combine both families. My brothers were included with some of the get-to-gethers of the Brady family, as were the other siblings of all of the cast. We rehearsed the Brady Kids concert and touring act at our home at the beginning when it was being planned to form a singing group.
I feel most fortunate to have been selected to be a part of the Brady Bunch family, and felt very lucky to be in the right place at the right time. I do not at all feel like a hero but the person to thank is Mr. Sherwood Schwartz who created the Brady Bunch, and I am most grateful for the love and kindnesses shown by our many fans.
The songs from my album that received the most air play were the title song "When you Get a Little Lonely" and "Tell Momma". The selections from my album can be sampled through my Official web site, and the album can also be ordered through my brother, Michael of Phantom Records, who produced the album.
No, I have not written any other songs. At the present time, my ambition is to do another television series. I would also love to do another album.
I really enjoyed performing on all of the Brady Bunch episodes, but the one that was the most fun for me was the episode when Bob and Florence had to perform for the School PTA fundraiser. Singing and dancing with Florence in the hobo skit was a real thrill.
We all have mixed feelings as to whether we should have done one last episode dealing with Robert Reed's death. Who knows what the future will bring? I personally prefer to remember him as the warm, kind and generous human being that he was to everyone in our cast.
The Barbara Mandrell Story that was done on CBS was a very challenging acting role for me. It required a lot of research and preparation, not to mention lots of practice on the saxaphone and steel guitar in my home, with a teacher for both instruments. I was also very grateful that CBS and Barbara selected me to play the role. Being given the chance to play a variety of parts such as "Touched by an Angel", "Single Guy". "Panic In the Skies" and recently "Teen Angel" and "Fortune Hunters" has allowed me to keep current with my Brady Bunch fans.
As to which parts I wanted to do, and there were many, in this business you go out on many interviews and later find out that someone else got the part. One must be prepared to accept much rejection which is part of the business and be thankful for the parts you are selected for.
Thank you for your kind compliment on my album. I would love to do another album.
If I had not become an actress, I would have probably gone into the teaching profession. preferably teaching drama in Junior High and High School. Presently I volunteer in my daughter's elementary school helping her teacher put on class plays.
My most valuable learning experience while growing up in the Brady Bunch and later appearing on many talk shows, is to "Speak no Evil, See no Evil, and Tell No Evil", and to be a good listener.
Yes, I hope that the networks and sponsors are starting to get the message that wholesome family entertainment will be a refreshing change.
Wouldn't everyone like to work with Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, and
Dustin Hoffman, or Harrison Ford?