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'Gilligan's Island,' 'Brady Bunch' Creator -- Dead at 94

7/12/2011 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sherwood Schwartz, the television genius who created "The Brady Bunch" and "Gilligan's Island" -- and wrote the theme songs for BOTH shows -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

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Schwartz is a TV legend -- back in 1961, he won an Emmy for his work as a writer on "The Red Skelton Show."

Schwartz also served as a script supervisor on "My Favorite Martian" ... and a writer and producer of "Harper Valley PTA."

Sherwood worked in radio before transitioning over to television -- serving as a writer for Bob Hope's radio show. He also worked on the radio version of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet."

Schwartz died of natural causes in his sleep, surrounded by his family.

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some guy    

Wow... grew up watching 'Gilligan's Island' and 'Brady Bunch.'


RIP

1110 days ago
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sst0026@yahoo.com    

RIP Mr. Schwartz

1110 days ago
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Matt    

Thanks for the memories sir, RIP.

1110 days ago
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radcliffeolivia    

loved those shows with my grandfather who also would have been 94...gotta say i love the glasses.

1110 days ago
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ConnorsMama    

Saying that someone "died in their sleep surrounded by his family" gave me a creep visual of his family standing over him while he slept.

1110 days ago
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aquanet    

surrounded by family and died in his sleep? Why are people watching him sleep?

1110 days ago
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TMZ dont like me    

I didn't know Mel Gibson posted here....

1110 days ago
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Scrum    

When I'm 94, I hope my family watches me sleep every night too!

1110 days ago
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neicey    

TMZ dont like me less than a minute ago
I didn't know Mel Gibson posted here....

I like this

1110 days ago
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Ehécatl    

Why was his family "surrounding him" as he slept? Are they perverts who like to watch old men sleep? Or money-grubbing vultures waiting for their golden goose to start laying golden eggs in his will?

1110 days ago
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Carl    

Sorry to see him go, but 94 years is a pretty good run. I remember seeing his name on all kinds of old TV shows, so it is obvious he had a major impact on the industry.

1110 days ago
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Professor Chaos    

Aww that's actually sad to hear. He did a lot for Television. RIP.

1110 days ago
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Joy    

1. (lol) that's disgusting (tmz you think you could remove his comment)
2. why is his family watching him sleep?!

1110 days ago
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artie help    

mike brady ,hit him in the can.

1110 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

"When it's time to change, it's time to rearrange..."

1110 days ago
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