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

Date July 12, 2011
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...

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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