‘Brady Bunch’ star Eve Plumb on being recognized as Jan Brady: ‘I can do other things’


Eve Plumb is best recognized for her iconic role as middle infant Jan Brady in the 1970 s sitcom The Brady Bunch, but she still hopes devotees will remember her other run as an actress.

Ill ever be Jan Brady to so many people, the 59 -year-old actress told Closer Weekly. I cant flee it, but I can do other things.

She then joked, Isnt[ Jan] fucking dead?


The hit series operated from 1969 -1 974. Since then, Plumb has gone on to pursue other roles over the years and are recognizing that she still gets recognized as Jan Brady at auditions.

If it gets me in the door[ for jobs ], then fine! she told. If youre surprised to learn I can do other things, then great! I will audition for anything! Whatever comes my route!

Plumb lately starred as Mrs. Murdock in Foxs Grease Live! opposite Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens, among others.

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However, while Plumb did find success as small children superstar, adulthood demonstrated difficult for the entertainer, who was determined to move forward with her career.


It just happened, she explained to the publication on get famous at a young age. A childrens agent moved next door to me when I was child and I got a commercial, then I retained becoming ever more. I kill Tv pilots, appeared on The Big Valley, then Lassie, then The Brady Bunch came.

I had so much success as small children, she added. But once you age out of being the cute child, then what? If youre not ready for it, it can be very difficult.

Fortunately, Plumbs parents were supportive every step of the route, which helped her avoid the often-tragic pitfalls of being a child star.

My father operated my job and expended my money very well, she told. My mom was with me on set every day. They never took a penny from me!

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