Maureen McCormick has been a TV fixture in people’s lives since the 1960s, which has helped her accrue her net worth.
McCormick cemented her place in pop culture by playing Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch. That role, though, was not her first one on television. When the show started in 1969, McCormick had picked up credits from Bewitched, My Three Sons, and I Dream of Jeannie.
The Los Angeles native made her debut in commercials for Barbie dolls. That eventually led McCormick into a tryout to become Marcia. As it turns out, she earned the role and was part of the cast for all five seasons. The Brady Bunch ran from 1969 to 1974, proving to be quite popular with a younger crowd. Sherwood Schwartz, the mastermind behind Gilligan’s Island, scored a hit for ABC.
All of that helped her net worth to reach $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Maureen McCormick Stayed Connected to Show
When The Brady Bunch ended, McCormick stayed ready and willing to be a part of Brady-related shows. She reprised the Marcia character on shows and movies like The Brady Kids, The Brady Bunch Hour, The Brady Girls Get Married, and The Brady Brides.
In her musical career, McCormick recorded four albums while on the TV show. Later on, she did an EP with cast member Christopher Knight. Additional TV work in the 1970s included roles on Marcus Welby, M.D., Happy Days, The Streets of San Francisco, The Love Boat, and Fantasy Island.
Let’s move the clock ahead to the 2000s. McCormick played herself in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, a David Spade movie from 2003. She also was joined there by fellow Brady alums Knight, Florence Henderson, Mike Lookinland, and Barry Williams.
While McCormick continued to pick up work, she privately struggled with addiction issues. She was getting strung out on drugs, costing her roles in television shows and movies. McCormick did audition for a role in Raiders of the Lost Ark. But she had been sleepless for days and was strung out on cocaine. In addition, she had lost some weight as well.
Her Marriage Helped McCormick Sober Up
That all happened in 1981, but things were about to change. McCormick married Michael Cummings in 1985, and she has openly said that Michael saved her from hitting rock bottom. Things were dire enough, so McCormick went to rehab and got serious about staying sober.
One issue that remained a part of McCormick’s life was the combination of depression and paranoia. Just the mere thought of taking more pills didn’t thrill McCormick at all. Reportedly, she did her research on Prozac, depression, and other mental health issues. She decided to get on antidepressants and they helped stabilize her life.
While we don’t exactly know how much McCormick earned per episode on The Brady Bunch, we can use another cast member as a barometer. Susan Olsen, who played youngest sister Cindy, was paid $1,100 per week. That reportedly was done at the height of the show’s popularity on ABC.
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