"Marcia Brady" On Her Drug Use, Paranoia

Early Show - Maureen McCormick - November 21, 2008 CBS

Most people think of "Marcia Brady" as the all-American girl.

But the "Brady Bunch" character bore little real-life resemblance to the actress who portrayed her.

And in her memoir, "Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice," Maureen McCormick opens up about her inner demons.

In an interview with co-anchor Julie Chen on The Early Show Friday, McCormick and her husband, Michael Cummings, shared how they survived her destructive journey through drugs, paranoia and depression. It put McCormick on the brink of a suicide attempt.

They also told Chen about their continuing love story, one that began with a mutual love-at-first-sight.

Amazingly, Cummings had never seen or heard of Marcia Brady!

When Chen asked McCormick if she feels she's alive today because of Cummings, the response was, "I would say, yeah."



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