EXPIRED: 10/05/09 – Edward Knight, 75, will probably not be remembered by many at all. He’s best known for being the real life father of Peter Brady from the American TV show of the 60’s, The Brady Bunch.
Unfortunately, the actor that played Peter, Christopher Knight, had the unseemly task of discovering his estranged dad five days after he died amongst all the crap he was hoarding in his apartment. Not fun.
The elder Knight was an actor before his offspring eclipsed his success and had many bit parts on TV shows of the 60’s and 70’s. These included Hogan’s Heroes, Mission: Impossible, and the Rockford Files.
He did, once, get to play alongside his son as “Monty Marshall” in a 1973 Brady Bunch episode entitled: “You Can’t Win ‘Em All” in 1973.
Edward Knight couldn’t win ’em all, either. The news of his death was even given a real obit. Adrianne Curry, his daughter in-law and Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady in the Brady Bunch (“the youngest one in curls”), tweeted about his death.