Marcia Brady Comes Clean!
Here’s the story, of a screwed-up child star…
Maureen McCormick—who wormed her way into America’s hearts in the 1970s as The Brady Bunch’s eldest daughter Marcia—is all grown up now, and has quite the tale to tell about her show-biz upbringing, reports People magazine.
In her new tell-all book, Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, the 52-year-old McCormick chronicles her tailspin into depression and cocaine addiction, two abortions, wild parties at the Playboy mansion and romantic liaisons with Steve Martin (!!!) and Michael Jackson (!!!!!).
“[I was] hiding the reality of my life behind the unreal perfection of Marcia Brady,” McCormick recalls in the memoir. “No one suspected the fear that gnawed at me.”
Speaking of gnawing at McCormick, she also recounts a brief would-be fling with Barry Williams, who portrayed her step-brother Greg on the series. McCormick admits that the two shared a kiss, but “the timing was never right for us.”
Which probably wouldn’t have been the case if Williams had been wearing his ultra-irresistible Johnny Bravo outfit at the time.
McCormick—who brought her partying ways to an end in 1985— writes that coming to grips with her role as one of America’s most revered television sweethearts was a long process.
“It took most of my life, countless mistakes and decades of pain and suffering to reach this point of equanimity and acceptance,” she admits.
Of course, compared to some of her contemporaries, she’s pretty much had a cake walk.