Outsiders Inn - Maureen McCormick
Contestant - "GONE COUNTRY"
Photo Credit: Ron Jaffe
Maureen McCormick's acting career started at age seven when she won the lead role in Ray Stark's play "Wind It Up and It Breaks", which was performed at the La Jolla Playhouse. Within a year, McCormick was a popular choice for TV commercials and sitcoms. In addition to ads for "Barbie" and "Kool Aid," she won a continuing role on the sitcom "Bewitched" and worked for famed director Elia Kazan in her feature film debut, "The Arrangement."
As fate would have it, she answered a call for auditions, along with hundreds of other child actors, to read for a role in the upcoming "Brady Bunch" TV series. Producer Sherwood Schwartz was impressed by the young actress and offered her the role of Marcia Brady. McCormick quickly became one of America's top teen role-models, admired by millions. When the Brady Kids became a singing group on the side, producers noticed her special talent for singing and encouraged her to record a number of solo tracks with some turning up later on the LP "Chris Knight and McCormick."
After touring and recording several albums with the original Brady Bunch cast, McCormick started her solo singing career at the age of 16. Her first solo release was the single “Little Bird,” which she performed for Dick Clark on American Bandstand, who encouraged the young star to pursue a full time musical career. Years later McCormickwould revive her interest in singing and recorded a popular country pop record "When You Get a Little Lonely" with many leading Nashville musicians. McCormick also starred as country sensation Barbara Mandrell in the hit TV-Movie "Get To The Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story."
McCormick has appeared in many feature films such as Skatetown USA, Return To Horror High and Texas Lightning, for which she wrote the song "Typical Day." She has also appeared in many TV guest spots. She was cast as a regular on "Teen Angel," she has made appearances on "Herman's Head," "Moesha" and "The Single Guy." McCormick continues to pursue all aspects of her career, including television, movies, theatre, commercials, and also voice work in cartoon shows. She recently appeared as a contestant on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club.