TABLE ROCK LAKE, Mo. – One of the biggest names in TV sitcom history left Hollywood behind and now lives in Missouri.
Barry Williams, best known to television audiences as Greg Brady, first visited the Ozarks a few years ago and decided this is where he wanted to live. He spent the past six years performing the 70s Music Celebration on the Branson Strip, but is now looking forward to new adventures in his adopted hometown.
Williams now owns a home along Table Rock Lake with his wife. He said the Ozark Mountains are something he has been looking for his entire life.
“I grew up in Los Angeles,” Williams said. “But I toured and traveled and been on the road probably most of my life.”
Williams said he was looking for a place where he could perform a live variety musical show, but also had to be a place where he felt comfortable.
“It’s a welcome change and it’s one that comes at a good time in life when I kind of want to take it a little bit easier and enjoy, smell the roses for instance,” he said.
Williams not only fell in love with the scenic beauty but also with a woman who relocated to Branson 32 years ago. Tina Mahina is a local performer who visited Branson with her family and never went back home.
“I took one good look at the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake, and being in the entertainment community, I stayed,” she said. “I didn’t even go back home to get my things.”
Now, she is married into a famous legacy.
“I did, of course, watch ‘The Brady Bunch’ and I thought it was pretty groovy,” she said. “However, I must admit I did watch …
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