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Sherwood Schwartz (1916–2011)


Sherwood Schwartz was born on November 14, 1916 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA as Sherwood Charles Schwartz. He was a writer and producer, known for Gilligan's Island (1964), The Red Skelton Hour (1951) and Adventures in Babysitting (1987). He was married to Mildred Seidman. He died on July 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1964-1992)
(1954-1962)
(1987)
The Running Man Soundtrack
(1987)

Filmography

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 2002 The Brady Bunch in the White House (TV Movie) (characters)
 1996 A Very Brady Sequel (characters)
 1995 The Brady Bunch Movie (characters)
  Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (created by - 98 episodes, 1964 - 1967) (written by - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1992)
- Marooned (1992) ... (written by)
- Gilligan, the Goddess (1967) ... (creator)
- Bang! Bang! Bang! (1967) ... (creator)
- The Pigeon (1967) ... (creator)
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane (1967) ... (creator)
  The Bradys (TV Series) (created by - 5 episodes, 1990) (written by - 3 episodes, 1990)
- The Party Girls (1990) ... (creator)
- Bottom's Up (1990) ... (creator)
- Hat in the Ring (1990) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Moving Experience (1990) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Brady 500 (1990) ... (creator) / (written by)
 1988 A Very Brady Christmas (TV Movie) (written by)
 1983 The Invisible Woman (TV Movie)
 1982 Gilligan's Planet (TV Series) (created by - 12 episodes)
- Gilligan's Army (1982) ... (creator)
- Super Gilligan (1982) ... (creator)
- Invaders of the Lost Barque (1982) ... (creator)
- Space Pirates (1982) ... (creator)
- Too Many Gilliagns (1982) ... (creator)
 1982 Scamps (TV Movie)
  The Brady Brides (TV Series) (1 episode, 1981) (created by - 6 episodes, 1981) (written by - 1 episode, 1981)
- A Pretty Boy Is Like a Melody (1981) ... (creator)
- Cool Hand Phil (1981) ... (creator)
- The Siege (1981) ... (creator)
- The Mom Who Came to Dinner (1981) ... (creator)
- The Newlywed Game (1981) ... (creator)
  Harper Valley P.T.A. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1981) (developer - 1 episode, 1981)
- Stella and Howard (1981) ... (written by)
- To Dunk or Not to Dunk (1981) ... (creator)
 1981 The Brady Girls Get Married (TV Movie)
 1978 Rescue from Gilligan's Island (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1976 Big John, Little John (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Sizeable Problem (1976) ... (written by)
 1973-1974 Dusty's Trail (TV Series) (created by - 27 episodes)
- The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West (1974) ... (creator)
- Pechango Berries (1974) ... (creator)
- Day at the Races (1974) ... (creator)
- John J. Callahan (1974) ... (creator)
- The Cavalry Is Coming (1974) ... (creator)
  The Brady Bunch (TV Series) (created by - 117 episodes, 1969 - 1974) (written by - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1974)
- The Hair-Brained Scheme (1974) ... (creator)
- The Hustler (1974) ... (creator)
- The Snooperstar (1974) ... (creator)
- Top Secret (1974) ... (creator)
- Two Petes in a Pod (1974) ... (creator)
  It's About Time (TV Series) (created by - 26 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- The Stowaway (1967) ... (creator)
- The Stone Age Diplomats (1967) ... (creator)
- Our Brothers' Keepers (1967) ... (creator)
- School Days, School Days (1967) ... (creator)
- To Sign or Not to Sign (1967) ... (creator)
 1964 Mr. and Mrs. (TV Movie) (play "Mr. and Mrs." by)
  The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (13 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (writer - 157 episodes, 1955 - 1962) (script supervisor - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (written by - 2 episodes, 1958) (adaptation for television - 1 episode, 1954)
- Cauliflower Loses His Birds (1962) ... (writer)
- Freddie and the Daily Freeloader (1962) ... (writer)
- This Goon for Hire (1962) ... (writer)
- Best Man Blues (1962) ... (writer)
- Go, Van, Gogh (1962) ... (writer)
 1960 Red Skelton Timex Special (TV Special)
 1959 The Red Skelton Chevy Special (TV Special)
 1957 Encounter (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Strictly Normal (1957)
  I Married Joan (TV Series) (17 episodes, 1953 - 1954) (writer - 3 episodes, 1953) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1954)
- Home Movies (1954)
- Manhole Cover (1954)
- Wall Safe (1954)
- Party Line (1954)
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Show Show Music department (8 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (46 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1930s) Radio: Was a writer for "The Bob Hope Show". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on his leaving The Red Skelton Hour (1951), where he was the head writer] Well, I was watching late television one evening, during my seventh year with Red . . . I happened to watch [a talk show] and he came on. The host, I forget who it was, asked him, "How is it that all the other big comics have gone through specials and you continue to do a half-hour every single week? How is that possible?"... See more »

Trivia:

Moved to TV in the '50s eventually rising to head writer status on "The Red Skelton Show" (1951). He, along with brother Al and two other staffers, won a 1961 Emmy Award. See more »

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