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Sherwood Schwartz, 'Brady Bunch' Creator, Dies at 94

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 12th 2011 1:15PM
Sherwood SchwartzSherwood Schwartz, the brain behind some of TV's most endearing and recognizable sitcoms, has died, according to TMZ. He was 94.

Schwartz, who created 'The Brady Bunch' and 'Gilligan's Island,' got his start on as a writer on 'I Married Joan' and 'The Red Skelton Hour.' He won an Emmy in 1961 for the latter. Prior to his TV credits, Schwartz wrote for the radio versions of 'The Bob Hope Show' and 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.'

'Gilligan's Island' took off in 1964 and ran for three seasons on CBS. The series starred Bob Denver, Alan Hale and Dawn Wells (pictured with Schwartz). Following the success of 'Gilligan's,' Schwartz created 'The Brady Bunch,' starring Florence Henderson and Robert Reed, for ABC in 1969.

The series has remained a pop culture fixture, creating multiple spin-offs, including 'The Bradys' and 'The Brady Brides,' as well as several comedy flicks starring Gary Cole and Shelley Long.

In addition to his most famous works, Schwartz was a script supervisor on 'My Favorite Martian' and a producer on 'Harper Valley PTA.'

The creator was often joined on projects by his writer/producer son, Lloyd J. Schwartz. In addition to Lloyd, he's survived by his wife, Mildred Schwartz, and four children: Don Schwartz, Ross Schwartz and Hope Juber.

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George Vreeland Hill

Sherwood Schwartz was a wonderful person who was so full of life.
He cared about every person he came in contact with and never forgot them.
He was a loving family man and friend.
Sherwood's talent was amazing and what he did and created gave millions of people joy and memories.
He will be missed, but always loved.

George Vreeland Hill

July 14 2011 at 9:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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