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08 Jul
Barry Williams

Crossing Paths: Farewell Michael & Farrah

written by Barry Williams in Blog, The Brady Bunch, barry | 9 comments


In my business you have the opportunity to meet some incredible people. While I’ve been lucky enough to work on a lot of different television and theater projects, I owe a lot of those meetings to The Brady Bunch. Some, like Don Drysdale and Joe Namath, were captured on the show for everyone to see. There were others though, that took place after the cameras stopped rolling. Two that come to mind are the day Henry Kissinger stopped by the Brady set, and now more than ever, the day The Brady 6 met The Jackson 5.

As someone who’s done some singing and dancing with his own “brothers and sisters,” I can appreciate just how talented Michael Jackson was and am glad we got the chance to cross paths.


Farrah Fawcett and her poster were an important part of my growing up. For a while, I kind’ve resented Lee Majors! Of course, I didn’t show it the day he and Farrah made an appearance on The Brady Bunch Hour.

The script called for me to act tongue tied when I saw them. I can tell you, I didn’t have to do a whole lot of acting. While it may not be the scene either is best remembered for, I’ll always be thankful I shared the screen with those two TV icons.

Michael and Farrah will be missed.

 

9 Comments

    Jeff Fisher in Raleigh
    on Jul. 8th, 2009

    Barry

    Great pics! These really made my day. I’d love for you to post a follow up with some further recollections.

    Also – loved your interview on Just My Show

    Jennifer
    on Jul. 9th, 2009

    I am still shocked and saddened about the deaths of Michael and Farrah, especially since they both passed on the same day a few hours apart. I am glad, though, that Farrah is no longer suffering and is now free of pain.

    As for Michael, I never believed the allegations against him, and still do not, and I hope he finds the peace in Heaven that he never found on earth.

    RIP, Farrah and Michael!

    Tim
    on Jul. 9th, 2009

    Farrah was a very courageous individual to talk publicly about her cancer and to chronicle her treatments and the pain she endured. I, too, am glad she is no longer suffering. Michael was just all about love and I will never believe that he could harm a soul. His only mistake was not fully realizing the consequences of being a fully scrutinized public figure. They are now both in Heaven, their work on Earth complete. Let us all remember the good they both accomplished and the joy they brought us.

    Heidi
    on Jul. 9th, 2009

    Farrah was a terrific actress. Michael was an outstanding singer. Every time I listen to Michael’s music, it just doesn’t seem like he is gone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to both of their families.

    They both will be missed.

    Dan
    on Jul. 11th, 2009

    Wow, fantastic photos! I was hoping you would write something about their deaths. Farrah and Michael were a huge part of my childhood. Friday, June 25th was a very sad day for me! That night, I watched my favorite episode of “Charlie’s Angels” and I listened to the “Thriller” album.

    I was kind of not happy that Jackson’s death so overshadowed Farrah – but I’m also relieved that her passing did not turn into a circus. She might have even preferred the more low-key coverage.

    They’ll both be missed tremendously.

    Suzie
    on Jul. 15th, 2009

    Thanks for sharing your pics and moments. They will both be missed.

    Keith Clark
    on Jul. 28th, 2009

    Alex Grubshteyn
    on Aug. 5th, 2009

    Thank you Mr. Williams for sharing your experiences in meeting Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett and that these two great entertainment figures will indeed be missed.

    annie o'malley
    on Dec. 14th, 2009

    Dear Barry -Yes I remember most of th eBrady episodes I admit it !!! I remember when I met you in Baltimore Maryland at the Lyric opera house on my Birthday you were the Captain von trapp in Sound of music You did a wonderful job and I was convinced that you were Captain George von trapp love always annie Merry Christmas Barry love always annie

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