Eve Plumb is best recognized for her iconic role as middle child Jan Brady in the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch”, but she still hopes fans will remember from her other work as an actress.
“I’ll always be Jan Brady to so many people,” the 59-year-old actress told Closer Weekly. “I can’t escape, but I can also do other things.”
She joked: “Is it not [Jan] dead yet?”
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The series ran from 1969-1974. Since then, Plumb has gone on to pursue other roles over the years and admitted that she still is recognized as Jan Brady on auditions.
“If it gets me in the door [of the commands], then good!”, she said. “If you are surprised to learn that I can do other things, then that is great! I will audition for anything! What comes my way!”
Plumb recently played as Mrs. Murdock in Fox’s “Grease Live!” opposite Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens, among others.
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However, while the Lead has success as a child star, adulthood proved to be difficult for the entertainer, who was determined to continue with her career.
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“It just happened,” she explained to the magazine on getting famous at a young age. “One of the children’s agent moved in next door to me when I was a child and I got a commercial, then I stayed more and more. I shot TV pilots, appeared on ‘The Big Valley’ and then on ‘Lassie’ and then on ‘The Brady Bunch’ came from.”
“I had so much success as a child,” she added. “But once you get to the age of the nice guy, then what? If you’re not ready for it, it can be very difficult.”
Thankfully, Chubby’s parents were supportive every step of the way, which helped her avoid the often tragic pitfalls of a child star.
“My father ran my career and invested my money very well,” she said. “My mother was with me on the set every day. They never took a cent from me!”
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