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Ocean City Taps ‘Brady Bunch’ Star For Doo Dah Parade

Ocean City Taps 'Brady Bunch' Star For Doo Dah Parade

By Josh Bakan, Patch Staff

A member of America’s most wholesome family will visit “America’s Greatest Family Resort.” Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady in “The Brady Bunch” is set to become grand marshal of the 2020 Doo Dah Parade.

Ocean City Council expects to approve a contract for Williams at Thursday’s meeting. The actor would also hold a meet-and-greet and then emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant.

The City hasn’t made an official announcement on the matter. But the $20,000 contract was revealed Wednesday in the agenda for the next City Council meeting.

The Doo Dah Parade and Mr. Mature America Pageant are scheduled for April 18. The parade celebrates humor and features unusual brigades of entertainers, impersonators of legendary comedians and hundreds of basset hounds.

Past VIP guests include Barbara Eden, Erik Estrada, Mickey Rooney, Soupy Sales, Carol Channing, Dick Richards of The Comets, Jay North, Regis Philbin, and Meadowlark Lemon.

Williams is best known for playing the eldest son on “The Brady Bunch.” Following the show’s 1974 cancellation, Williams starred in musicals such as “Grease,” “The Sound of Music” and “West Side Story.” Williams, 65, became the oldest surviving “The Brady Bunch” cast member after Florence Henderson died in 2016. Ocean City’s next council meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in City Hall (861 Asbury Ave.).