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a way to put the kibosh on a relationship.”

Henderson, now 77, recounts in her upcoming memoir that she

was cheating on her husband during the 1960s, and gave in to

her better judgment when her married and unattractive friend

put the moves on her over drinks at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Lindsay, who died in 2000, was was mayor of New York from

1966 to 1973. congressman. 20.

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Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol

Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs

after a one-night-stand with career politician John Lindsay,

who was the mayor of New York City at the time.. Before that, he was a U.S. “Let us just say

that if he had entertained a roll in the hay with me, I would

never have done it.”

Henderson went home later that night, and awoke to a grisly

surprise the next day as she saw “little black things” crawling

over her bed and body.

“I was lonely. He

launched a brief bid for the Democratic presidential nomination

in 1972. “He must have had quite the active life. Henderson is probably best known for her work on “The Brady

Bunch,” a comedy about a blended family that ran between 1969

and 1974 and remains popular worldwide.

LOS ANGELES, June 25 This would have made an

interesting episode of “The Brady Bunch.”

“Guess I learned the hard way that crabs do not

discriminate but cross over all socioeconomic strata,”

Henderson writes. His wife of 51 years died in 2004.

But the book devotes only a chapter to that part of her

life, and she shoots down the oft-told story that she had an

off-screen affair with Barry Williams, who played her eldest

teen-aged stepson, Greg Brady.

“Barry did have a serious crush on me, which I understood

and helped him get past,” Henderson writes. Co-written with Joel Brokaw, it will

be published by Hachette’s Center Street imprint on Sept. I knew it wasn’t the right thing to do. So,

what did I do? I did it,” she writes in “Life is Not a Stage,”

set for publication in September.

An urgent call to a doctor took care of the problem, known

medically as pubic lice, and Lindsay sent her flowers and a

note of apology.

The two, separated in age by 20 years, remain good friends

to this day, she adds.

For the most part, the book focuses on Henderson’s

childhood in an abusive home, her struggles with papal edicts

about birth control, her Broadway stardom, and her second

marriage to her therapist

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