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Sherwood Schwartz (1916–2011)


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

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(1964-1992)
(1954-1962)
The Running Man Soundtrack
(1987)
(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 - 13 episodes)
- Gilligan's Army (1982) ... (creator)
- Super Gilligan (1982) ... (creator)
- Wings (1982) ... (creator)
- Invaders of the Lost Barque (1982) ... (creator)
- Space Pirates (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) (14 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (writer - 156 episodes, 1955 - 1962) (written by - 3 episodes, 1955 - 1958) (adaptation for television - 1 episode, 1954)
- Cauliflower Loses His Birds (1962) ... (writer)
- Freddie and the Daily Freeloader (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) (23 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

DVD commentary: Provides commentary for "The Little Dictator" episode of Gilligan's Island (1964): The Complete Second Season". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Spouse:

Mildred Seidman  (his death)  (4 children)

Parents:

Schwartz, Herman | Schwartz, Rose
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on working with Joan Davis on I Married Joan (1952)] She was a tough broad, as they say. She had one great virtue which became a problem. She refused to do the show unless a writer was on the premises, on the stage. She wanted to be able to turn to somebody and say, "I need a better line" or "Give me a better blackout." So, there were three writers. I was one of three writers on the Joan Davis ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1938, he joined his brother Al Schwartz, as a joke writer on Bob Hope's radio show. In World War II, he wrote for Armed Forces Radio. Post-war, he became a staff writer for the radio version of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952). See more »

Nickname:

Sher

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