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Also Known As: Died: July 12, 2011
Born: November 14, 1916 Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Birth Place: Passaic, New Jersey, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer

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The guiding force behind two of the most popular youth-oriented series of the 20th century, Sherwood Schwartz created, wrote and produced "Gilligan's Island" (CBS, 1964-67) and "The Brady Bunch" (ABC, 1969-1974). Though simplistic comedies - often to the point of absurdity - their gentle humor and likable characters found favor with young audiences, who helped put both shows into heavy rotation via syndication in the 1970s. Schwartz oversaw a dizzying array of spin-offs, tributes, feature film versions and even reality shows based on the two programs for the majority of his career, which lasted well into his ninth decade. His contributions to the television landscape, though by no means high art, were well loved, which was enough to ensure his immortality as a giant in the medium.

The guiding force behind two of the most popular youth-oriented series of the 20th century, Sherwood Schwartz created, wrote and produced "Gilligan's Island" (CBS, 1964-67) and "The Brady Bunch" (ABC, 1969-1974). Though simplistic comedies - often to the point of absurdity - their gentle humor and likable characters found favor with young audiences, who helped put both shows into heavy rotation via syndication in the 1970s. Schwartz oversaw a dizzying array of spin-offs, tributes, feature film versions and even reality shows based on the two programs for the majority of his career, which lasted well into his ninth decade. His contributions to the television landscape, though by no means high art, were well loved, which was enough to ensure his immortality as a giant in the medium.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Growing Up Brady (2000) Himself
2.
3.
 Perfect Pitch, The (2002) Interviewee
4.
5.
 Inside TV Land: The Pitch (2001) Interviewee
6.
 Robert Reed: Unfinished Business (2001) Interviewee
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1938:
Started out in the industry writing jokes for Bob Hope's radio program
1944:
Wrote for the radio version of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"
1944:
Wrote for the radio version of "The Alan Young Show"
1952:
Made television debut writing for NBC's "I Married Joan"
1956:
Won an Emmy for his work as a writer on CBS' variety show, "The Red Skelton Show"
1963:
Served as a script supervisor on CBS' "My Favorite Martian"
1964:
Created and executive produced CBS' "Gilligan's Island"; also co-wrote the theme song
1966:
Created the CBS series, "It's About Time"
1969:
Created and executive produced ABC's "The Brady Bunch"; also wrote the theme song
1973:
Created the syndicated series, "Dusty's Trail"
1976:
Produced the NBC's Saturday morning sitcom, "Big John, Little John"
1981:
Was a writer and producer for NBC's "Harper Valley PTA"
1986:
Final series as executive producer, CBS' "Together We Stand"
1988:
Wrote the book, <i>Inside Gilligan's Island</i>
1992:
With his son, Lloyd, wrote the book for the stage musical, "Gilligan: The Musical"
1995:
Produced a parody of the original series, "The Brady Bunch Movie"
2006:
Opened his play "Rockers" at Theatre West in Hollywood, CA
2008:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California - 1939

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wife:
Mildred Schwartz. Born c. 1919; married c. 1942.

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son:
Lloyd Schwartz. Producer.
daughter:
Hope Juber. Screenwriter.

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