Inside the saga of ‘The Brady Bunch’ and all the drama behind the scenes

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The patriarch of the Brady family could have been very different if Sherwood Schwartz had gotten what he wanted, as Robert Reed was actually his second choice. Sherwood wanted Gene Hackman for the role of Mike Brady, but Paramount rejected him because they felt he was inexperienced.

Couldn’t hack it

Luckily you don’t need to feel too bad for Gene Hackman, as he went on to have a hugely illustrious film career – appearing in hit films such as The French Connection, Superman, and The Royal Tenenbaums, to name just a few.

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