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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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George Vreeland Hill    

Sherwood Schwartz was a wonderful person who was so full of life.
He cared about every person he came in contact with and never forgot them.
He was a loving family man and friend.
Sherwood's talent was amazing and what he did and created gave millions of people joy and memories.
He will be missed, but always loved.

George Vreeland Hill

1206 days ago
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Mama    

They don't make 'em like this anymore! Thanks, Mr. Schwartz for the iconic classic TV of the 70s. Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island...TV shows that are imbedded in my DNA!

1205 days ago
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Diane S.    

Some of you people are sick. "Watching him sleep like vultures"? They knew he was on his deathbed and they wanted to be at his side when he passed away. The Schwartz family members are very kind people, and they shouldn't have to read callous comments like that.

1205 days ago
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George Vreeland Hill    

Sherwood Schwartz was a wonderful person who was so full of life.
He cared about every person he came in contact with and never forgot them.
He was a loving family man and friend.
Sherwood's talent was amazing and what he did and created gave millions of people joy and memories.
He will be missed, but always loved.

George Vreeland Hill

1204 days ago
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runningshoes    

It's amazing to me how ignorant everyone is to what kind of person Schwartz was.

I wonder if you'd all be giving these wonderful tributes if you really knew.

1203 days ago
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BSweet    

RIP and thanks for the great TV!

1202 days ago
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