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"All my best years are behind me"
―Marcia, looking at her trophies
"Marcia Marcia Marcia"
―Jan about Marcia
"I'm a woman!"
―Marcia to her brothers and sister

Marcia Denise Brady-Logan (née Martin) is a character on The Brady Bunch. She was played by Maureen McCormick.

Biography

She's the eldest of the three Brady girls and like her brother Greg, Marcia Denise Brady is a bit of an overachiever. She is very popular with everyone at her school because she's pretty, smart, and everything she does is interesting. Marcia is what every girl dreams of being: confident, beautiful and noble. She is very interested in politics and has a high concern about herself and her appearance.

After Bobby watches a television adaptation of Cinderella, older stepsisters Marcia and Jan tease him about being too short.[1] In "", after Peter had recorded her (as well as Greg's and Bobby's) conversation, Greg and Marcia team up to tease Peter, pretending to make him a fake surprise party.[2] To teach Cindy a lesson in reading her diary without permission, Marcia teases her by creating fake entries, with some help from Jan, about a Hollywood agent planning to discover Cindy and make her into the next Shirley Temple.[3] Despite that, Marcia and Cindy remained close, and Marcia joins Greg in teasing Peter and Bobby with a fake UFO, since the younger brothers had told on both of them.[4]

Marcia is a popular girl. She's into school politics, but sacrifices her role in student government to her older brother. She risks her own well-being to nominate her new dad for "Father of the Year" -- and breaks every law in the book attempting to please her classmates by getting the Monkees' Davy Jones to perform at the junior prom.

Although she has a few bouts with ego problems -- like getting a swelled head over a part in the school play or wanting to be accepted so badly she forgets to "be herself" --Marcia is pretty much the perfect teenager. She's a cheerleader, Frontier Scout and Senior Banquet Night co-hostess. She's also a great singer (as she proves on Family Frolics Night). She knows when to make a sacrifice, whether that means giving up her privacy so Greg can have the attic room or going on a date with an unpopular boy like Charley instead of Doug Simpson.

One of Marcia's most famous moments is when she gets hit in the nose with a football, "Oh my nose!" Her nose didn't look good, and it was right before the dance! Seeing her nose, Doug, one of the most popular boys in the school, dumped her with, "Something suddenly came up...", but Charlie, her original date to the dance, was happy to be going with Marcia, broken nose or not. Luckily, Marcia's nose healed before the dance, Doug asked her again to go with her, but she turned him down.

Despite Marcia's reputation, she has her share of problems, such as unrequited crushes, having braces, and getting a swollen nose from being hit in the face with a football by Peter. She has a fragile ego, although when she gets one, it goes amok (as evidenced in "Juliet is the Sun," when she becomes so hard to get along with she is dismissed from her star role as Juliet).

Marcia graduated from college, became a fashion designer, and married Wally Logan. She became a stay-at-home mother raising her two children, daughter Jessica and son Michael "Mickey".[5] Still unemployed, her ego began to take such a beating she briefly turned to alcohol for solace.[6] Marcia and her husband, Wally (a toy salesman who was frequently out of work, due to either layoffs or getting fired) joined their sisters-in-law, Nora and Tracy, to open a catering business.

Casting History

References

  1. Every Boy Does It Once
  2. The Private Ear
  3. The Snooperstar
  4. Out of This World
  5. A Very Brady Christmas
  6. The Bradys