Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Eight Facts You Never Knew About Maureen McCormick

By | August 15, 2018

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LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 9: Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady in the BRADY BUNCH episode, 'The Subject Was Noses.' Original air date, February 9, 1973. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

In a departure from the traditional family structure represented on other TV shows, ABC debuted a new television series in 1969 about a blended family called The Brady Bunch. Cast in the role as the oldest daughter, Marcia Brady, was a then-13 year old American actress named Maureen McCormick. McCormick played the role of the perky and popular teen until the series ended in 1974, but she never quite left Marcia Brady behind. Although she may have played a wholesome goodie-goodie on TV, McCormick’s life has been a far cry from the carefree character she portrayed. Here are eight facts you never knew about Maureen McCormick.

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McCormick Was a Child Beauty Pageant Winner

Maureen McCormick was born in Encino, California, the only daughter and the youngest of four children born to Irene and William McCormick. When she was just six years old, McCormick’s mother entered her in the Baby Miss San Fernando Valley pageant. The blonde beauty won to the title.