Actress and painter Eve Plumb, best known for her role as Jan Brady in “The Brady Bunch,” met with fans and sold items from her home accessories line at Jeff West Home in Lewes Dec. 4.
Word of Plumb’s appearance got out in the days leading up to the event, and locals responded.
“We were gobsmacked,” said Jeff West, store owner. “I was so happy for her. We sold out of some of her items.”
PlumbGoods features a variety of different wares, including candles, mugs, pillows, bag tags, tumblers, phone cases and more. For the holiday season, PlumbGoods is also offering Christmas ornaments, wrapping paper and stockings. West said a few PlumbGoods items are still available at the store, including ornaments and candles.
Plumb was introduced to West through mutual friend Michael Sprouse, a local multimedia journalist who’s interviewed and become friends with Plumb.
“Michael told her about my store,” West said. “She called me, and we got to talking. They wanted to do the event here. I was flattered.”
Despite several visits to Lewes in recent years, Plumb and West had never met in person prior to the event. They spent about an hour and a half together the day before the event, then got together again afterward.
“She’s charming and just great,” West said.
West said it was wonderful to see so many fans come out to meet Plumb.
“It was amazing to see how much this meant to some of these people,” West said. “It was a bit touching in some ways.”
Plumb started her acting career at age 6, after an agent moved in next door and she booked the first audition she attended. Many toy commercials and television roles followed. She has continued to work in television, movies and stage her whole life. She is known for having played Jan in “The Brady Bunch,” Dawn in “Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway,” “Beth” in “Little Women” and many other roles. Television roles also included “Bull,” “Crashing,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Path,” “Law & Order, SVU,” “Army Wives” and “Grease Live.”
Plumb studied improv comedy at The Groundlings School in Los Angeles, and after moving to New York City performed off-Broadway in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” “Unbroken Circle” and “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage,” as well as regional theater work throughout the United States. She has been part of two “Broadway Backwards” performances for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS. Recent film appearances include “Blue Ruin” (Winner Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Sundance Spotlight Festival, Independent Spirit nominee) and “Monsoon.”
TV audiences saw a new side of Plumb when she shared her love for home renovation and restoration on “A Very Brady Renovation” and “Design At Your Door” on HGTV. She has also been an accomplished painter for many years, showing her oil paintings in galleries around the U.S. Her subject matter ranges from restaurant scenes and still life to paintings based on film noir and Western movies.