Earlier today, Hollywood legend Sherwood Schwartz died of natural causes in Los Angeles.
Schwatz's passing was confirmed to the press by his son and producing partner, Lloyd Schwartz, as well as his nephew Douglas Schwartz.
As a writer and a producer, Schwartz' career dates back to the '40s when he began working on the radio programs "The Bob Hope Show," "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" and "The Alan Young Show." However, Schwartz found his greatest fame on television as the creator of "The Brady Bunch" and "Gilligan's Island." Both of those shows broke through the popular consciousness to become iconic programs and they both remain popular in reruns to this day. Schwartz also wrote and co-wrote their respective theme songs, which are also considered television classics.
Schwartz also worked on several other TV series, including "My Favorite Martin," "The Red Skelton Show," "Dusty's Trail," "Harper Valley PTA" and "Big John, Little John."Schwartz remained active into his '90s while attempting to produce a new "Brady Bunch" movie with his son.
“I learned so much from him," Lloyd Schwartz said to Entertainment Weekly. "I produced all around. I’ve worked as a network executive, and no one came close to being as good as he was in every single way. And I’m not the only one saying that. If you ask any other producers who was best, they’ll say Sherwood Schwartz.”
Crave Online extends its condolences and best wishes to the friends, family and colleagues of Sherwood Schwartz.