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Maureen McCormick’s Best Movies and TV Roles That Aren’t Marcia Brady

Maureen McCormick’s Best Movies and TV Roles That Aren’t Marcia Brady

Actress Maureen McCormick has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows throughout her career, ones without her famous character. Of course, the world knows McCormick from playing Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch between 1969 and 1974.

Yet her face first became known as a child actress. She picked up guest roles on shows like My Three Sons, I Dream of Jeannie, Honey West, and The Farmer’s Daughter.

What about beyond her sitcom? McCormick found herself dealing with drug addiction, along with depression and bulimia, for a long time. In her sober moments, Maureen McCormick picked up more guest-starring roles on The Love Boat, Vega$, and Fantasy Island, among others. Movie work landed her in a TV movie titled A Vacation in Hell, along with a big-screen flick titled Skatetown, U.S.A.

Both movies were frowned upon, especially as the skating movie took advantage of the roller disco phenomenon.

Maureen McCormick Took On Barbara Mandrell’s Role

McCormick hardly made a dent in the world of public attention. It seemed like the only way the public looked in her direction was by playing Marcia Brady in a TV movie.

Well, she didn’t let that stop her at all. McCormick, in 1987, took on a rather minor role of a police officer in Return to Horror High. But in 1997, she took on the challenge of playing country music star Barbara Mandrell. McCormick did that in Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story. She also appeared in 12 episodes of Teen Angel as Judy Beauchamp, IMDb reports.

Despite her attempts to be taken seriously, McCormick never seemed to be able to shake her Brady role. Reality TV became McCormick’s next stop, going on Celebrity Fit Club in 2007. The actress had gained weight over stressful situations involving the death of her mother. She also moved her special needs brother into an assisted living community. In the competition, McCormick lost 34 pounds and ended up winning that season’s competition.

As 2008 rolled around, she released her memoir, Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, to waiting fans. McCormick tried reality TV again on CMT’s Gone Country. She was among competitors for a recording contract. That led to a short-run TV series titled Outsiders Inn, where McCormick attempted to open a bed and breakfast in Newport, Tennessee. The show was canceled after just a few episodes.

She Takes A Shot At Reality TV

She went Down Under to Australia in 2015 to compete in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here. McCormick was the last person evicted from the house before the show’s finale. Going into 2016, she followed the path of a lot of celebrities in going on Dancing with the Stars. McCormick ended up placing eighth along with her dancing partner, Artem Chigvintsev.

Her most recent TV appearance was as a guest star in 2023 on a reimagined Fantasy Island from the 1970s series. She played Rosemarie on there.

In several situations, McCormick found her work efforts stymied due to her Brady role. She did make numerous appearances as Marcia on Brady-related TV series and/or specials.

During her career, McCormick also took a shot at a singing career. At one point, she and The Brady Bunch costar Christopher Knight put out an album filled with duet and solo songs. But that never really got going for her much.

Nowadays, McCormick will put out occasional social media posts regarding her life in some way. She’s been married to Michael Cummings since 1985. They have one child, Natalie Michelle, born in 1989.

Movies and TV shows are riddled throughout McCormick’s resume. Still, it’s just been really hard for her to fend off that Marcia Brady role.