Marcia, Marcia, Marcia: The Story of Maureen McCormick

It appears that Maureen McCormick, the actress who played Marcia Brady on “The Brady Bunch” wasn’t the same character in real life. In her new memoir, “Here’s the Story,” McCormick discusses the many battles she faced with drug addiction, depression and sex.

From the Associated Press:

Fans of “The Brady Bunch” know Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady, the wholesome older sister on the classic sitcom about a blended family. But in her new memoir, “Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice,” the actress writes of her romance with TV sibling Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady, dates with Michael Jackson and Steve Martin, and her many addictions.

Things became hot and heavy while McCormick and Williams were filming episodes in Hawaii.

“We couldn’t hold back any longer,” she writes in the book published by William Morrow. “It was our first kiss, and it was long, passionate and deep. It was wonderful, too, though as we continued to kiss and press against each other so closely that we could feel each other’s body heat, a part of me — a tiny part, admittedly — said to myself, `Oh my God! I’m kissing my brother. What am I doing?'”

Now 52, McCormick — who endured a battle with drug addiction and depression — also discusses her dates with Martin and Jackson. It was several years after “The Brady Bunch” ended that McCormick went out with Martin, who had asked for the actress’ phone number through friend Chevy Chase.

“I remember him being a very good kisser,” McCormick writes about Martin. “But I was insecure and either high or spaced out (most likely both), and I didn’t laugh at his jokes.

When the series had its final bow, she took up a hard-partying lifestyle in Hollywood, using drugs including cocaine and Quaaludes. She struggled to regain her earlier success, landing some TV and movie roles, but developed a reputation for unreliability due to her addiction, even botching an interview with Steven Spielberg for a role in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” because she was high.

McCormick was 14 when “The Brady Bunch” debuted on ABC, running from 1969 to 1974. McCormick, who is also a singer, starred on the Country Music Television reality series “Gone Country” and “Outsider’s Inn.” She also confronted her weight issues several years ago as the winning contestant on the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Fit Club.”

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