Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy (Almost) Birthday Sherwood Schwartz

This Sunday Sherwood Schwartz turns 94 years old. And while Sherwood may not be in the public eye too much these days, his TV legacy still lives on.

For those of you who may have been stranded on a dessert isle all these years, Schwartz was the creator of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch. He not only conceived of the two legendary shows, he wrote them, produced them, and penned the theme songs (an accomplishment worth TV icon status in and of itself if you ask us).

Schwartz got his start on The Bob Hope Radio Show as a writer and progressed to Ozzie and Harriet, Red Skelton, and My Favorite Martian before turing to his own creative ideas.

In this clip we edited for the Archive of American Television, Sherwood reveals how he came up with the idea for Gilligan's Island.

For other Gilligan's Island and Brady Bunch articles check out:
Dawn Wells Talks About Gilligan's Island and Cookbooks
Hollywood is Calling You
Retro TV Stars Show Appreciation for Their Fans

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