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Dear Ken: How old are the girls who starred on The Brady Bunch now?


Well, Florence Henderson, who play mother Carol Brady, is 78. Maureen McCormick, who played Marsha, Marsha, Marsha, is 55. Eve Plumb, who played Jan, is 54. Susan Olsen, who played Cindy, is 50. And while she wasnt a Brady girl, Ann B. Davis, who played housekeeper Alice, was like a member of the family and is 86.


Dear Ken: Who played Redd Foxxs sister-in-law on Sanford and Son and what else did she appear in?


That was LaWanda Page as Aunt Esther. She died in 2002 of complications of diabetes at 81 years of age. The stand-up comedian also appeared in such TV series as The Love Boat, Diffrent Strokes, Starsky and Hutch, Amen, Family Matters, Martin, Dream On and The Sanford Arms. Her movie credits were The Meteor Man, My Blue Heaven, Friday, Mausoleum and Zapped! Born Alberta Pearl, Page grew up in St. Louis, Mo., a close childhood friend of Foxx. She started her career in nightclubs where she was billed as The Bronze Goddess of Fire, and her act included her lighting cigarettes with her fingertips and eating fire, probably an occupation of which Aunt Esther would not approve.


Dear Ken: When and how did country music star Johnny Horton die?


Horton died when a truck collided with his car on a bridge near Milano, Texas, at about 2 a.m. on Nov. 5, 1960. He was 35. Among his big hits were The Battle of New Orleans, North to Alaska, When Its Springtime in Alaska (Its Forty Below), Sink the Bismarck, Honky Tonk Man, Im a One-Woman Man and Sleepy-Eyed John.


If you have a trivia question about actors, singers, movies, TV shows or pop culture, e-mail your query to Ken Beck at kbtag2@gmail.com

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