Apr. 29th, 1958
Burbank, California, USA
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Eve Aline Plumb (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and painter. She is known for her portrayal of middle daughter Jan Brady in the sitcom The Brady Bunch.
Plumb was a young child when her acting career began in TV commercials in 1966. The following year, she appeared on The Virginian, The Big Valley, and Lassie. In 1968, she appeared on It Takes A Thief and Family Affair; in the latter, she played a terminally ill girl on the episode "Christmas Came A Little Early". In 1969, she appeared on an episode of Gunsmoke.
Plumb had also performed with the Jimmy Joyce Children's Chorus, a well-known musical troupe that recorded "High Hopes" with 'Doris Day' a few years before Plumb joined, and recorded "Sing (Sing A Song)" with The Carpenters a few years after she left. On The Brady Bunch, Jan is often remembered as "the disturbed" girl, but there were really only a few episodes where she fit that description. Jan once made up an imaginary boyfriend, and in another episode she memorably moaned, "All day long at school I hear how great Marcia is at this or how wonderful Marcia did that! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" After her Brady years, Plumb went on to be homecoming queen in high school, and performed with The Groundlings comedy troupe for several years. Fellow Groundling Lisa Kudrow advised her to dye her hair dark, dark red, to help erase the image of Jan Brady, and it helped change audiences' expectations. When a reporter asked her, many years after The Brady Bunch ended, which episode was her favorite, the sharp-tongued Plumb replied, "The last one." For that wisecrack, she has often been portrayed as wanting nothing to do with the show. She was the only original Brady to turn down the singing-and-dancing Brady Bunch Hour, but in retrospect that may have been wise. She has appeared in most of the other reunion shows, but unlike Barry Williams (who played Greg and has made Brady nostalgia the driving force of his adult career) Plumb thinks of The Brady Bunch as a job she had for several years, several decades ago. She continues to work as a professional actress on stage, and occasionally in movies and television. On the 1990s kids show Fudge, based on the books of Judy Blume, Plumb played the mom. She has also made irregular appearances on All My Children, and done voiceover work in ads for California tourism.
Father: Neely Plumb (recording executive, b. 1912, d. 2000))
Mother: Flora June Dobry (dancer, b. 1935, d. 1985)
Brother: Ben Plumb (charity worker)
Sister: Flora Plumb (stage director)
Husband: Rick Mansfield (lighting technician, m. 1979, div. 1981)
Husband: Ken (computer systems analyst, div.)
University: Theater, California State University Northridge TELEVISION
The Brady Bunch Jan Brady (1969-74)
Little Women Lissa (1979)
- Works in the makeup crew at "pageant of the masters" in Laguna beach.
- Has a brother, Ben and two sisters, Flora and Catherine.
- Daughter of recording company executive 'Neely Plumb' (qv) Sister of former dancer 'Flora Plumb' (qv).
- was first to get married from all of the other Brady kids from _"The Brady Bunch" (1969)_ (qv)
- Is portrayed by 'Kaitlin Cullum' (qv) in _Growing Up Brady (2000) (TV)_ (qv).
- Has spent the last thirty years trying to distance herself from her "Brady Bunch" image, to the point where, for a time, she dyed her naturally blonde hair red.
- Her brother and sister share the same first and middle name as their parents: Benjamin Neely and Flora June.
- The 90s alternative rock band "Eve's Plumb" was named in her honor.
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