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Eve Plumb - 16 Magazine

Contrary to any rumor you might have heard, Eve Plumb has not become “an eccentric recluse in a Hollywood mansion!” She’s alive and well and living in Los Angeles. The former “Jan Brady” has blossomed into a beautiful young woman and is raring to go in terms of her acting career. So why wasn’t she back on TV doing The Brady Bunch Variety Hour? – the answer’s really a simple one. Eve was required to sign a contract agreeing to do a series of Brady shows – she decided that this was something that she did not want to do. She would have done the special – just for old times’ sake, but Eve did not want to go back to doing a series as a Brady kid because most of all she didn’t want to wind up a 32-year-old “Jan”! Getting other kinds of acting jobs is more difficult if people are use to seeing a person as one particular character year after year. So Eve decided to break away from the Brady mold and strike out on her own! And it seems to be paying off – she says that’s she’s received more fan mail about not being on the special that she would have had she actually gone ahead and done the show!

Since the end of production on the old Brady series, Eve has been busy going to school. She’s presently studying Theater Arts at California State University at Northridge. She loves learning about all the aspects of acting, producing, directing, set designing, etc., she she wants to be prepared to diversify her career in show business – if she ever gets the notion! A year ago she got the lead role in Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway opposite gorgeous Leigh McCloskey. Eve was thrilled to win the part in auditions – she was equally delighted to have met another fine young actor, Michael Mullins. He was trying out for the lead lead male role, but wasn’t exactly the type the producers had in mind. He and Eve hit it off right away, tho, and they’ve been dating on and off since then! “Dawn,” by the way, just may have a sequel coming up in the near future – let’s hope so!

But getting back to Eve, she still has long blonde hair, parted at the center as before, but now she keeps it pulled back at the sides with two combs. Often, as she is talking, she will take out a comb, replace it, take it out again, and so on – in very much the same way Cher is always fixing her hair with her fingers! Eve still indulges her passions for all different kinds of nail polish. She has lovely, well-manicured nails and loves to experiment with new colors- it’s really her only weakness! She loves wearing casual clothes on her trim 5’2″, 97 pound figure. She is back to studying ballet (she started when she was seven) for the exercise and the enjoyment. Eve loves to dance! She has also just started taking glass-blowing lessons- glass-blowing is a very old, and difficult art that results in a myriad of delicate glass figures. Eve has just managed to blow a perfect round bubble – believe it or not, that’s quite an accomplishment! You may also be interested in knowing that Eve’s sister, Flora, is currently in the new soap opera Lover’s and Friends which is taped in New York, so Eve comes East as often as she can. Eve also has a married brother (who’s in real estate) in Miami, Florida.

As you’ve noticed, blue-eyed Eve, who’ll be 19 on April 29th, counts a couple of today’s most eligible young actors among her friends. She knows Mark Hamill, too! But Eve has a secret wish – to meet and get to know John Travolta! Wonder why she wants to do that – ha ha!!

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