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Sherwood Schwartz

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Birthday
14, 1916
Birthplace
Passaic, NJ
Death Date
Jul 12, 2011 (94)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
14, 1916
Birthplace
Passaic, NJ
Death Date
Jul 12, 2011 (94)

About

Producer of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch and responsible for two theme songs permanently embedded in people's brains.

Before Fame

He was studying to enter medical school when his brother invited him to partner with him in writing jokes for Bob Hope's radio show.

Trivia

He joined the writing staff of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet after World War II and became a head writer on The Red Skelton Show, sharing an Emmy for the latter in 1961.

Family Life

His nephew Douglas Schwartz was the longtime writer for the television series Baywatch, and his brother Al co-wrote with Sherwood several episodes of Gilligan's Island in the 1960s.

Associated With

His Gilligan's Island, starring Bob Denver, weathered early poor reviews to become one of the most enduring shows on television.