Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Brady' Actor to Guest Star at Home Show

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

'Brady' Actor to Guest Star at Home Show

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Along with a chance to see some of the latest ideas in home improvement, decorating and landscaping this weekend at the Westmoreland County Home Show, visitors on Sunday will also get an opportunity to be part of "The Brady Bunch."

Guest for the event is Barry Williams, best remembered as Greg Brady of "The Brady Bunch."

"Although we've brought in some sports celebrities in the past, we decided to invite personalities from the world of entertainment," said Kelly Simon of Greensburg, owner of Simon Event Management.

Mr. Williams will kick off his day at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds at noon on Sunday with a private meet-and-greet buffet luncheon limited to 50 people. Tickets are $25 and reservations are required.

Following brunch, Mr. Brady will be on stage discussing the evolution of "The Brady Bunch" during its five years of filming from 1969 to 1974 and its subsequent reincarnations in two movies, Brady Bunch TV reunions and more.

"I plan to talk about the cast and our relationships, what my life is like today in Branson [Mo.] and even bring along a CD to teach the audience how to dance to the choreography of 'Sunshine Day.' It'll be a mix of humor, history and show biz."

Although Mr. Williams was 14 when he started filming "The Brady Bunch," he said he was "practically a TV veteran" by then. He'd already appeared in episodes of "Dragnet," "Mission Impossible" and "Adam-12." In his 1992 autobiography, "Growing Up Brady: I was a Teenage Greg," he chronicled much of his early career.

During the remainder of his home show visit, he'll be in a booth from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. signing autographs, CDs and books, taking photos with patrons.

"This will be my first time ever in Greensburg, although I've been to Pittsburgh many times and performed in 'The Sound of Music' at Heinz Hall and in 'Grease' and 'Funny Girl' at the Benedum Center," he said.

For the past three years, he's been performing at the Hughes Brothers Theater in Branson three days a week in a multi-media musical variety show titled "70s Music Celebration! …

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