5 times Eve Plumb appeared on a show other than The Brady Bunch
Plumb played over 50 different characters that weren't named Jan Brady. Here's a small selection!
Eve Plumb is the actress who brought the role of Jan Brady from The Brady Bunch to life. Although fans will forever see her as a Brady, she had a career full of success.
Some of her other roles, both supporting and guest starring, were versatile on shows in genres like Westerns, comedies and dramas.
Here are five times the actress appeared on a show other than The Brady Bunch.
1. The Big Valley - "Brother Love"
Character name: Ellen
Although she was only in one scene in this episode, Plumb portrayed a young girl named Ellen. The character didn't have a lot of lines, but she was full of life.
Fun fact: Plumb appeared on The Big Valley two more times in episodes called "Hide the Children," where she played Sara Jane, and "Explosion! Part 2," where she played Laure, a crying orphan whose peer tried to run away.
2. Mannix - "Edge of the Knife"
Character name: Marian
Although this is an uncredited role, it's hard not to recognize one of television's classic child stars when watching the episode. In this episode, Plumb played Marian, a young girl in the hospital who needed surgery.
Fun fact: This was one of the roles Plumb snagged before her starring part on The Brady Bunch. Also, it was one of four television roles she had in 1968.
3. Gunsmoke - "Gold Town"
Character name: Sue
Plumb played one of the school children in this episode. She would raise her hand to answer questions and ask them in the brief scene. The character was a small part but different than her other child roles because she was like a hillbilly.
Fun fact: This episode aired a few months before The Brady Bunch premiered in 1969.
4. The Love Boat - "Command Performance/ Hyde and Seek/ Sketchy Love"
Character name: Beth
In this episode, Plumb plays a young woman who comes on a cruise with her mom for a vacation. A comedian is playing a show during the trip, and he's the father who left them years ago. This role gave Plumb a more dramatic part than Jan Brady.
Fun fact: The actress appeared on two more episodes of The Love Boat between 1978 and 1982.
5. Facts of Life - "Best Sisters: Part 1 & 2"
Distributed by Sony Pictures Television
Character name: Meg
This is one of Plumb's older roles, where she grows out of being seen as a child star to an adult. In this role, she plays Meg, Blair's sister, who happens to be a nun that inspires Jo. This role is another one that's different from her starring part in The Brady Bunch.
Fun Fact: This role came before A Very Brady Christmas, along with a few other parts showing Plumb's success after The Brady Bunch.
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