Monday, April 29, 2024

Today in Comics History, April 29: Happy birthday, Eve Plumb!

Celebrating a birthday today: actor Eve Plumb of Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway, The Big Valley, The Virginian, Lassie, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and more, including a little show about a family who regularly posed on the Hollywood Squares set: The Brady Bunch!

Unfortunately Eve declined to participate in this blog post, so we have sadly replaced her with Geri Reischl appearances in comic books. Here she is, hidin' in the lower right-hand corner! Aw, why so shy, Eve?

photo cover of The Brady Bunch #1 (Dell, February 1970)

Eve as Jan Brady in stories from the comic book (which lasted two issues because of the passing of the controversial Brady Bill):

from The Brady Bunch; pencils and inks by José Delbo

...and in a MAD magazine guest-spot in their All in the Family spoof, sadly not including Marlon the Mynah or pandas Ping and Pong:

from "Gall in the Family Fare" in MAD #147 (December 1971), script by Larry Siegel, pencils and inks by Angelo Torres

Happy birthday, Eve! I had a crush on her because she was the one who wore glasses. She's really groovy!

opening theme song of The Brady Kids (Filmation/Paramount, 1972), theme song by Frank De Vol, arranged by Ray Ellis

Geez, Marcia only plays tambourine? She's the Stevie Nicks of the Brady Kids.

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