Sherwood Schwartz life and biography

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Sherwood Schwartz biography

Date of birth : 1916-11-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Passaic, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2010-09-08
Credited as : Screenwriter, television producer, creator of "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch"

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Sherwood Charles Schwartz, born November 14, 1916 in Passaic, New Jersey 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. On March 7, 2008, Schwartz, still active in his 90s, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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. He was a writer on the Armed Forces Radio Network before he got his big break in television.

During the late 1990s and the 2000s, he has made many appearances on TV talking about his series, on shows such as the CBS Evening News, 20/20, TV Land's Top Ten and A&E's Biography. He also took part in a "Creators" marathon on Nick at Nite in the late 1990s. He was also a guest at the 2004 TV Land Awards.

In 1988 Schwartz appeared on The Late Show with Ross Shafer for a Gilligan's Island reunion, along with all seven castaways from Gilligan's Island. This was the last time they were all together on television; castaways Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Bob Denver, and Alan Hale, Jr. have since died.


WORKS
* CREDITS
* Television Work

* Series


* Producer and creator, Gilligan's Island, CBS, 1962-65
* Script supervisor, My Favorite Martian, CBS, 1963
* Executive producer, creator, and producer, It's About Time, CBS, 1966
* Executive producer and creator, The Brady Bunch, ABC, 1969
* Executive consultant, The Brady Kids, ABC, 1972
* Producer and cocreator, Dusty's Trail, syndicated, 1973
* Executive consultant, The New Adventures of Gilligan, ABC, 1974
* Executive producer, Big John, Little John, NBC, 1976
* Producer, The Brady Bunch Hour, ABC, 1977
* Producer, Harper Valley P.T.A. (also known as Harper Valley), NBC, 1981
* Executive producer and creator, The Brady Brides, NBC, 1981
* Executive consultant, Gilligan's Planet, CBS, 1982
* Executive producer, Together We Stand (also known as Nothing Is Easy), CBS, 1986
* Creator, Pop-Up Brady, VH1, 2001
* Executive producer and creator, The Real Gilligan's Island, TBS, 2004

* Movies

* Executive producer, "The Brady Kids on Mysterious Island," The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (also known as The New Saturday Superstar Movie), ABC, 1972
* Executive producer and creator, Rescue from Gilligan's Island, NBC, 1978
* Executive producer, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island, NBC, 1979
* Executive producer, The Invisible Woman, NBC, 1983
* Executive producer, A Very Brady Christmas, CBS, 1988
* Executive consultant, The Brady Bunch in the White House, Fox, 2002

* Pilots

* Producer, Gilligan's Island: Marooned, 1964
* Executive producer, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (movie), NBC, 1981
* Executive producer, Scamps, NBC, 1982

* Specials

* Executive producer, The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years, TV Land, 2004

* Television Appearances
* Movies


* Himself, Growing Up Brady, NBC, 2000

* (Uncredited) Himself, Surviving "Gilligan's Island": The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History (also known as Surviving "Gilligan's Island"), CBS, 2001

* Specials

* Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II, AMC, 1991
* Bradymania (also known as Bradymania: A Very Brady Christmas), ABC, 1993
* Brady Bunch Home Movies, CBS, 1995
* TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals, Fox, 1999
* TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 2, Fox, 2000
* Entertainment Tonight Presents: "Gilligan's Island"--The Untold Tales, Fox, 2000
* Robert Reed: Unfinished Business, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
* Brilliant But Cancelled, Trio, 2002
* Inside TV Land: 40 Greatest Theme Songs, TV Land, 2002
* The Perfect Pitch (also known as Brilliant But Cancelled: The Perfect Pitch), Trio, 2002
* Bob Hope: The Road to Laughter, PBS, 2003
* Intimate Portrait: Florence Henderson, Lifetime, 2003
* The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV, TV Land and Nickelodeon, 2004
* All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards, TV Land, 2004
* TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004
* TV Land Convention Special, TV Land, 2004
* The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years, TV Land, 2004

* Episodic

* The Late Show (also known as The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers), Fox, 1988
* CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS, 1993
* Marilu, syndicated, 1994
* Himself, "Sherwood Schwartz--A Loving Tribute," Roseanne, ABC, 1995
* "The Brady Bunch," The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
* "Gilligan's Island," The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
* 20/20 (also known as ABC News 20/20), ABC, 2000
* "Florence Henderson: Here's the Story," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
* "Behind the Bradys," ET in TV Land, TV Land, 2003
* "Gilligan's Island: The Untold Tales," ET in TV Land, TV Land, 2003
* CBS News Sunday Morning (also known as Sunday Morning), CBS, 2004
* Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 2005
* "The Brady Bunch," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2005
* "Network Notes," TV Land Confidential, TV Land, 2005
* "Casting and Character Creation," TV Land Confidential, TV Land, 2005
* "Changing Times and Trends," TV Land Confidential, TV Land, 2005
* "Top 10 TV Weddings," TV Land's Top 10, TV Land, 2006
* "Top Ten Brady Bunch Episodes," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2006
* Also appeared in "Joey Lawrence," Celebrity Profile, E! Entertainment Television.

* Film Work

* Executive producer, The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West, Topar Films, 1976
* Producer, The Brady Bunch Movie, Paramount, 1995
* Producer, The Very Brady Sequel, Paramount, 1996

* Film Appearances

* Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration Tribute to Bob Hope, 1996
* Himself, Gilligan's Island: Season 2 Introduction (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2005
* Himself, The Brady Bunch: Coming Together Under One Roof (documentary short), Paramount Home Video, 2005
* Himself, Gilligan's Island: A Pop Culture Phenomenon (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2005
* Himself, Gilligan's Island: Season 3 Introduction (short), Warner Home Video, 2005

WRITINGS
* Television Episodes


* The Red Skelton Show (also known as The Red Skelton Hour), NBC, 1951
* "Money in the Shotgun," I Married Joan, 1954
* Gilligan's Island, CBS, 1962-65
* It's About Time, CBS, 1966
* Dusty's Trail, syndicated, 1974
* Big John, Little John, NBC, 1976
* Harper Valley P.T.A. (also known as Harper Valley), NBC, 1981
* The Bradys, CBS, 1990

* Television Movies

* Rescue from Gilligan's Island, NBC, 1978
* The Castaways on Gilligan's Island, NBC, 1979

* Television Pilots

* Gilligan's Island: Marooned, 1964
* The Brady Girls Get Married (movie; also known as The Brady Brides), NBC, 1981
* The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (movie), NBC, 1981
* Scamps, NBC, 1982
* The Invisible Woman (movie), NBC, 1983
* A Very Brady Christmas (movie), CBS, 1988

* Television Specials

* The Red Skelton Chevy Special, NBC, 1959
* Mr. and Mrs. (also known as The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour), CBS, 1964

* Television Series
Theme Songs


* "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle," Gilligan's Island, CBS, 1964
* It's About Time, CBS, 1966
* The Brady Bunch, ABC, 1969
* Dusty's Trail, syndicated, 1973

Movies

* "She Must Be Around Here Someplace," The Invisible Woman, NBC, 1983

* Screenplays

* The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West, Topar Films, 1976

* Film Theme Songs

* The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West, Topar Films, 1976

* Radio Episodes

* The Bob Hope Show, c. 1930

* Books

* Inside Gilligan's Island: From Creation to Syndication, St. Martin's Press, 1994

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