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On "The Brady Bunch," what was Carol Brady's maiden name? Did her first husband die or were they divorced, and how did all of her kids end up with a last name of Brady? Did she marry a brother of her former husband?

She was Carol Martin from a previous marriage, and her maiden name was Carol Tyler. Sherwood Schwartz, the show's creator, had wanted her to be a divorcee. The network objected, which led to a compromise where the circumstances of the previous marriage's ending were never addressed.

Carol's daughters - Marcia, Jan and Cindy - took on their stepfather's surname after the marriage.


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