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Sherwood Schwartz

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Sherwood Charles Schwartz (born November 14, 1916) is an American television producer. He worked on radio shows in the 1940s, and created the television series Gilligan's Island on CBS and The Brady Bunch on ABC. Schwartz's entertainment career came "by accident". He relocated from New York to southern California to pursue a master of science degree in biology. In need of employment, he began writing jokes for Bob Hope's radio program, for which Schwartz's brother, Al Schwartz, worked. Schwartz recalled that Hope "liked my jokes, used them on his show and got big laughs. Then he asked me to join his writing staff. I was faced with a major decision — writing comedy or starving to death while I cured those diseases. I made a quick career change." He went on to write for Ozzie Nelson's The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and other radio shows.

Fact file

  • Born: Sherwood Charles Schwartz November 14, 1916 Passaic, New Jersey
  • Died: July 12, 2011 (aged 94) Los Angeles, California
  • Cause of death: Natural causes
  • Resting place: Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, California
  • Occupation: Television producer, screenwriter
  • Years active: 1938–2011
  • Spouse(s): Mildred Seidman (m. 1941; his death 2011)
  • Children: Donald (b. May 26, 1943) Lloyd (b. May 2, 1946) Ross Schwartz (b. August 9, 1949) Hope Juber (b. 30 March 1956)

Read more about Sherwood Schwartz at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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